NORTH DAKOTA WOMAN UNDER ARREST FOR BRINGING A RACCOON INTO BAR FOR HAPPY HOUR
So how about a joke? Did you hear the one about the woman who carried a raccoon into Happy Hour? But it’s not a joke with a normal punchline. Because a woman did carry a Raccoon into a bar at happy hour, and she’s now under arrest in Benson County, North Dakota. It’s yet another example of “what were they thinking?” Because pretty much everyone knows you don’t mess with wild animals. And raccoons certainly qualify! And guess what one of the top carriers of rabies is in the United States, and everywhere? That’s right, raccoons.
WOMAN CARRIED RACCOON IN, AS BAR PATRONS AND BARTENDER LOOKED ON IN SHOCK
The person who wasn’t thinking clearly and is now under arrest for bringing a raccoon into a bar last week at happy hour is 38 year old Erin Christensen. The bartender and about 10 other people there could only scare as Christensen carried the raccoon in. To be fair, I’ve been in bars and seen all sorts of animals come in with their owners. But they were pets! The only one I really had a problem with was a giant boa constrictor. I don’t like snakes. Regardless, snakes don’t carry rabies. But raccoons often do, and can be fast and aggressive.
WOMAN UNDER ARREST FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES, RACCOON PUT DOWN FOR RABIES TESTING
Christensen left with the raccoon after only 5 minutes. Fortunately, no one was injured as it never left her arms. It seems as if she has been caring for the animal at home for over 3 months. But that’s over now! She faces charges of North Dakota Game and Fish violations, tampering with evidence and providing false information to law enforcement. And the poor raccoon was put down to be tested for rabies and other diseases. I feel bad for the raccoon, and the idiot Christensen. But I’d feel worse for someone getting shots in their stomach for rabies.