Charlottetown police deal with unusual early morning call

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Raccoon makes itself comfortable under woman's bed on Lower Malpeque Road

Charlottetown police cruiser

A Charlottetown woman called police overnight after finding a masked intruder under her bed.

A raccoon had apparently gotten in through an open window of the Lower Malpeque Road home and gave the resident a surprise just before 4 a.m.

A spokesman for Charlottetown Police Services said officers were able to remove the animal from the dwelling, and return him or her to a more natural habitat.

Organizations: Charlottetown Police Services

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Lower Malpeque Road

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  • dave anger
    April 26, 2014 - 14:39

    I hope the police are going to bill these people for services as is is not a police matter but animal control officer should be looking after of hire a pest control.

  • Adam
    April 26, 2014 - 09:29

    More great news from the Island! When I woke up this morning I discovered a Rob Ford under my bed!

  • Stan Hope
    April 26, 2014 - 09:04

    Sorry spray man the story wasn't about a families heartbreaking loss or some other tragedy ... lighten up, chill mon !

  • Anne
    April 25, 2014 - 20:56

    lol Screens will never stop racoons. They will make short work in getting past them if need be.

  • joe blow
    April 25, 2014 - 18:16

    While our province and city struggles with crippling debt and deficits we have public servants (police) responding to animal control issues instead of doing real work, like busting drunk drivers or drug dealers...grab a broom and shoe the critter out yourself...what's next? Calling 911 to deal with a spider?

    • intobed
      April 26, 2014 - 02:19

      Or perhaps calling an ambulance to deal with a wild animal that attacked you, and having the police come also? The cost to health care with Emerg time, and possible rabies shots? The cost to test the animal for rabies, dead since it attacked someone? Nope, this person did the right thing. Cudos to the police for handling this.

  • Fleet Street
    April 25, 2014 - 17:36

    Funny, no mention of whether charges are to be laid.? Wearing a mask would certainly suggest premeditation to this armchair prosecutor.

  • visitor
    April 25, 2014 - 16:37

    It is funny made my day lol

  • Captain Canuck
    April 25, 2014 - 15:36

    Spray Man: don't be surprised if you hear of this more often this year. After a winter like this we may hear of a lot of folks with hungry bandits a-pokin' their noses in our homes.

  • Lillian
    April 25, 2014 - 13:50

    Spray man I think Ralph should have said "to much starch in your shorts' haha ha. Lighten up we get to much bad sad news. Thanks to the reporter of this article for the laugh.

  • who was that masked bandit?
    April 25, 2014 - 13:10

    We used to have raccoons come in through the cat door and watch them eating cat food and washing their paws in the cats water. Screens are a good thing to have installed or birds or any critter, bugs, moths, can get in your home. It may not be foolproof but it helps.

  • Spray man
    April 25, 2014 - 12:20

    Wow! Big news!!!!! Well worth reporting.....

    • Ralph Malph
      April 25, 2014 - 12:46

      Settle down spray man, who cares what u think, maybe others are amused by it, whats wrong with a little levity...to much starch in your shirt dude...relax.

    • Sammy J
      April 25, 2014 - 12:48

      Take it easy there spray man, nothing wrong with a little laugh now and then Mr. Serious Man...haha

    • Barb
      April 25, 2014 - 13:48

      It is nice to get a little humour in the news, I got a kick out of it. I wonder if she is the woman in the add who needs glasses and mistakenly took in the raccoon instead of her cat? Cute story.