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    Raccoon unfazed by cop's Taser during wild chase

    Raccoon unfazed by cop's Taser during wild chase


    DALLAS Police learned something during a frenetic burglary call to an elderly couple's home: Tasers don't work on raccoons. Police arrived with guns drawn after receiving a 911 call from an 85-year-old man who heard noises near his front door Tuesday night. Officers surrounded the house but pretty quickly in the words of the police report "determined the suspect was a raccoon."

    In the meantime, the masked burglar apparently made its way into the house through the chimney. And that's when things got really interesting.
    With officers in pursuit, the raccoon took off through the house, ripping up Venetian blinds, pulling down drapes, knocking over a lamp and toppling a flowerpot. Finally, Officer Daniel Ek tried to let it out the back door when the suspect apparently turned threatening.

    "While unlocking the back door, the suspect ran at Officer Ek," the police report says.
    Ek used his taser, but the raccoon ran up the chimney with the stun gun's prongs in its back. An animal control officer tried unsuccessfully to flush it out with ammonia, homeowner Bill Hyde said in Thursday's editions of The Dallas Morning News.

    A neighbor helped secure the front of the fireplace to keep the raccoon from returning. The next morning, when the neighbor returned to put a cap on the chimney, the raccoon had escaped.
    "He got away clean," Hyde said.


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    Damn raccoons. I almost smoked one in my car last night while on my way home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    Damn raccoons. I almost smoked one in my car last night while on my way home...
    It's good you hadn't--driving while smoking raccoons might count as DUI! Also I've heard you can't get as high while smoking raccoons as you can by smoking other rodents!

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    I generally prefer to smoke mine in a BBQ pit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    It's good you hadn't--driving while smoking raccoons might count as DUI! Also I've heard you can't get as high while smoking raccoons as you can by smoking other rodents!
    LOL yeah I guess I didn't exactly use the best choice of words there. I use the term "smoke" just like "hit" I guess...
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    Raccoons commit a lot of larcenies from unattended garbage cans in my area.
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    "Masked burglar" I wanted a pet raccoon as a child. I remember that I saw a box of them for sale when I was a kid for $50 each and I was so bummed that I didnt have $50.
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    That racoon must be distant relation to Chuck Norris..he sounds MegaForce!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinki View Post
    "Masked burglar"
    Quote Originally Posted by vengeance05 View Post
    Raccoons commit a lot of larcenies from unattended garbage cans in my area.



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    god i cant believe the taser didnt work on the raccoon. I got tased at school the other day. Its hard to imagine anything being able to keep moving after that lol lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post


    LOL aww that's cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    Damn raccoons. I almost smoked one in my car last night while on my way home...
    You know the difference between a dead racoon in the road and a dead lawyer in the road?











    There's skid marks before the racoon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    Damn raccoons. I almost smoked one in my car last night while on my way home...
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    It's good you hadn't--driving while smoking raccoons might count as DUI! Also I've heard you can't get as high while smoking raccoons as you can by smoking other rodents!
    Quote Originally Posted by 10-42Adam View Post
    LOL yeah I guess I didn't exactly use the best choice of words there. I use the term "smoke" just like "hit" I guess...
    Ah, I see......you took a hit off of a raccoon, huh? New smoking technique?


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