We all know that Raccoons are mischievous little rascals, often starring in funny videos that circulate around the web. Two of those furry vandals broke into a bank in Redwood City, California, not so long ago and caused lots of mess by throwing around papers, documents, and other stuff. A man who used the ATM saw the raccoons, as one of them was sitting on top of a desk inside the bank. He immediately called and reported this strange event to PHS/SPCA.
Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA communications manager, Buffy Martin Tarbox, said: “It’s not every day an animal organization gets called to deal with a bank break in, but since the bank robbers were masked bandits of the wildlife kind, we were indeed the appropriate responders. The bank managers let our rescue staff into the bank, and after about 10 minutes of chasing the raccoons around the bank, we were finally able to safely shoo them outside. They apparently didn’t want to leave the bank.”
The investigators determined that raccoons have climbed the tree and entered the air ducts before falling through the ceiling tiles and onto the floor of the bank. Then, the animals have probably decided to “have a party” while looking for a way out of the building.
Buffy Martin Tarbox told ABC: “There were several broken ceiling tiles, and the masked bandits knocked papers around and even a computer over. Thankfully the raccoons were not injured during their morning escapade, and to our knowledge they didn’t abscond with any money.”