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 mugshot [Milton Police Department handout]

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

Next Up

Help Us Find Accused Child Molester Mark Randall Blevins From Victoria, TX

This is a case brought to the show in December 2020 by law enforcement through the "In Pursuit with John Walsh" Facebook page. If you have any information on where Mark Blevins is hiding out, please do not hesitate to call or text our hotline directly: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).

New York Man Convicted Of Illegally Raising Sharks In 18-Foot Basement Pool

Investigators found seven sandbar sharks, a protected species, as well as several other dead fish.

Human Trafficking Survivor And FBI Agent Team Up To Save Victims

Thousands of Americans become the victim of human trafficking each year. This survivor is speaking out and fighting back.

Felony Charges Dropped Against 12-Year-Old Student With Autism

“This is a national issue where we're criminalizing behavior of people with intellectual disabilities,” the child’s mother warns.

Inside The Mysterious Disappearance of Christina Whittaker

In 2009, the 21-year-old vanished without a trace from Hannibal, Missouri. Filmmaker Christina Fontana pledges to find the truth about her disappearance.

College Student Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances After Uber Driver Brings Her To Hospital

Ciaya Jordan Whetstone was out with friends in New Orleans celebrating Mardi Gras hours before her death.

Ava Baldwin Believed Abducted By Mom & 'Not In Good Hands'

Authorities believe Kathryn “Katie” Baldwin, Ava's mother, abducted the child in San Antonio in 2015; have you seen them?

Toddlers Orrin and Orson West Still Missing From California

Authorities say the brothers, ages 3 and 4 at the time they went missing, disappeared from their home in California City four days before Christmas 2020. If you know anything about their case, please call or text the "In Pursuit with John Walsh" hotline: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE)

Inside The Tragic Hart Family Murder-Suicide Crash

Jennifer and Sarah Hart killed themselves and murdered their six adopted children in 2018 by driving their SUV off a cliff in California.

Father Is On The Run After Allegedly Viciously Molesting His Own Four Little Girls

The US Marshals said Martin Munoz may be traveling with a man who helped raise him, another fugitive named Marcelo Gomez, who has been on the run for more than 20 years. Gomez is wanted for vehicular homicide out of Georgia. Authorities believe Gomez has strong ties to a biker gang and it's possible they are helping to hide Munoz. If you know where either one of these fugitives are hiding out, please contact our hotline. Host John Walsh guarantees you can remain anonymous: 833-378-7783 (3-PURSUE).