Helpful Massachusetts Cop Comes To Skunk's Rescue, Gets A ‘Stinky’ Reward

Officer Dan McGinty's good deed led to “multiple showers,” according to police.

August 30, 2019
Officer Dan McGinty and skunk [Cambridge Police Department/screenshot]

Photo by: Officer Dan McGinty and skunk [Cambridge Police Department/screenshot]

Officer Dan McGinty and skunk [Cambridge Police Department/screenshot]

By: Mike McPadden

A cop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who came to the assistance of a skunk with a cup stuck on its head, got sprayed as thanks for his kind gesture, according to authorities.

The stink-and-rescue mission reportedly involved Officer Dan McGinty and an upset skunk he came across at a local park on August 19.

The following day, the Cambridge Police Department posted a Facebook video of Officer McGinty's encounter. An accompanying caption detailed how McGinty responded to reports of a skunk walking in circles with a yogurt cup stuck on its head.

The post stated: "McGinty heroically stepped up and attempted to successfully pull off the cup without any consequences. While we are happy to report that the skunk was freed and uninjured, Officer McGinty's good deed led to a stinky punishment (and multiple showers). Special shout out to our fleet maintenance crew, too, as they had to tackle the de-skunking of Officer McGinty's vehicle."

The skunk's whereabouts at present — and perhaps happily for Officer McGinty — are unknown.

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