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Old 09-30-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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It worked. He got the vehicle to start. But the process apparently upset the raccoon, who inflicted numerous bites and scratches on the man.

The man was charged with drunken driving. And with 'abuse of a public animal'.

Oh, and as for the car? It ended up in a swimming pool.

Man uses raccoon to get around a breathalyser and is then attacked by it - Telegraph

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Old 09-30-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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OMG. That is one of the funnier things I've read in while.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:10 PM
 
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This made my day.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Can I go out now??
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LOL....nothing can beat this from the things i have read and seen today...GOOD ONE

+1 to the racoon
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Mayacama Mtns in CA
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A not-so-funny result could be that the raccoon has rabies, and thus has given a strong exposure to the not-so-bright man.
I'm guessing this guy is in a heap of trouble altogether.


ETA: read the whole story; the reporter has not even verified the source. It's probably a joke.

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Old 09-30-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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ETA: read the whole story; the reporter has not even verified the source. It's probably a joke.
Yeah, I don't believe it either.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:54 PM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't believe he just "found" a raccoon, there's probably a secret drunk driver advocacy organization that is breeding animals to do this.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:55 PM
 
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was wondering when this would show up here.

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This story sounds like it is from a cartoon, and it may not be true. However, we have contacted the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps and the local police force to find out whether it is.
probably too funny to pan out as true..
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:19 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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gives me an idea for a business .. i wonder how hard it is to raise a raccoon and train it .... but on a serious side would`nt it work if a fellow blew up a few big balloons for the same purpose.
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Old 09-30-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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How in the world do you get a raccoon to blow that hard??
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