GONZALES, La. — The Gonzales Police Department says a masked bandit is on the loose after leaping into a garbage truck and causing a crash.
A news release Tuesday said the driver told investigators a big raccoon leaped into his cab, landing on his chest and legs as he pulled away from a stop on Christmas Eve.
The Advocate reports that the driver told investigators he was frightened, stood up, and accidently hit the gas pedal. The truck knocked over a light pole.
Both driver and raccoon jumped out. The raccoon ran.
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The driver was not ticketed.
Neither he nor the raccoon was hurt, but the truck had to be towed.
WBRZ-TV reports that the news release ends, "The raccoon is still at large with an active warrant pending."