Raccoon Caught Inside High School Vending Machine Lurking Among Snacks

A raccoon apparently attempting to score a free snack wound up getting trapped inside a vending machine at a Florida high school on Wednesday and had to be freed by animal control.



A mischievous raccoon was caught “committing a burglary” inside a Florida high school’s vending machine, local authorities said.

The critter could be seen clambering on top of packages of Welch’s fruit snacks and sitting inside the machine’s opening where snacks are dispensed.




“This gentleman was apprehended today while committing a burglary of a vending machine at Pine Ridge High School,” the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on Facebook.

The statement went on to explain that a deputy called in local animal control authorities, and together they wheeled the vending machine outside, “where our friend could make his exit to freedom.”

“He did so with a little encouragement, and he’s off to his next adventure,” the statement said.




It’s unclear how long the raccoon was trapped in the vending machine, or how many snacks he devoured before his escape.