FLORIDA: A thief masquerading as a raccoon made off with a woman’s wallet as she was distracted by an event on a Florida beach. Dozens of people, including victim Danielle Araica, were on the beach to watch the release of Tampa Red, a sea turtle that had been rehabilitated after becoming injured by Red Tide.
Araica left her bag on the beach and when she looked back, “I saw the raccoon in my bag, so I start running like a crazy woman,” she told ABC 7. ‘Not so fast, that’s MY wallet,’ she yelled to the crooked critter. But it was too late. The masked mammal had snatched her wallet and fled into the woods with the goods. Luckily, the brazen bandit dropped the wallet that was recovered and returned to its rightful owner.
The raccoon was not apprehended and authorities have not released a statement on why he (or she) dropped the loot while making its getaway.
(Source: The Huffington Post)