West Virginia Cops Forced To Take Drunk & 'Really Out Of It' Raccoons Into Custody

The tipsy critters went so wild townspeople worried the pair had contracted rabies.

November 16, 2018

Drunk raccoon mug shot [Milton Police Department handout]

Drunk raccoon mug shot [Milton Police Department handout]

By: Aaron Rasmussen

MILTON, WV — A couple of raccoons couldn't handle their forbidden fruit and were taken into custody for public intoxication.

The trouble erupted when a couple of masked bandits were causing chaos in a small West Virginia town.

“We have had calls on suspected rabid raccoons twice over the last two days,” the Milton Police Department wrote in a November 12 Facebook post.

But instead of suffering from rabies, the furry troublemakers had just been overindulging on fermented food.

“Turns out, they appear to be drunk on crabapples,” said the Milton P.D.

“Turns out, they appear to be drunk on crabapples,” said the Milton P.D.

One resident noted a woozy raccoon “kept trying to climb [a] fence and falling backwards,” while another said the one she spotted “was really out of it.”

According to authorities, a patrolman made an “apprehension” and took “into custody” a raccoon with the help of another officer and people from the community.

A second tipsy critter was later caught in another neighborhood. The wayward wildlife was removed from the streets so they could sober up and the town could feel safe again.

After the police intervention, the pickled pair managed to escape charges of drunk and disorderly conduct.

“Both coons were released near the woods unharmed,” said officials.

Read more: Huffington Post

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