Hairy hitchhiker: Officer surprised by ride-along raccoon

(Courtesy Colorado Springs Police Department/Facebook)

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (WCMH) — A raccoon may have gotten more than he bargained for when he jumped on a police cruiser’s window as the officer was on his way to a crash.

According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, Officer Frabbiele was on his way to a report of a serious crash when a raccoon ended up on his windshield.

The department says Frabbiele was able to pull over and allow the ride-along raccoon to safely escape.

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