Raccoons in the Prohibition

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Raccoon Gangster by Paul Terex

Early in 2017, footage of a liquor store break-in and vandalism case from late 2016 was released.  This event occurred at Parkway Wine & Liquor in Bristol, TN.  The perpetrators of this heinous act? Raccoons, of course! Over the course of the night, the raccoons ran amok in the store; climbing on shelves, knocking over bottles (causing about $250 in damage,) and loitering. Employees had to chase them out the next morning. Video from the event is below.

This is a good 230 miles Northwest of Raccoon Mountain in Tennessee.   Raccoon Mountain has nothing do with this story, but if something happens in Tennessee involving a raccoon then it had to be brought up. It’s where all the raccoons in that state come from. Every seven years, the raccoons embark on a pilgrimage to that place. It’s a little known zoological phenomena.

For some reason, articles about the liquor store break in didn’t get written until late 2017. It’s unknown why the raccoons did this, but I suspect they’re a bunch of teetotalers who were seeking to enforce their anti-alcohol ways on the rest of the world.

Source: LEX18 News

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