Stafford County burglary investigation leads to another kind of masked menace

Stafford County sheriff’s office investigators were responding to a burglary early Sunday morning when they encountered another kind of masked menace.

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According to the sheriff’s office, deputies were responding to a reported burglary in progress but what they encountered when they arrived was a rascally raccoon.

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After they arrived at 3 a.m. at the home on Novak Drive, a second call came into the Emergency Communications Center indicating that a raccoon had entered the home.

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They found the trash panda hiding in a bathroom and captured him with the help of a ballistic shield, an ironing board and walking sticks.

Neither the raccoon, nor the deputies were injured during the incident.