DELTONA, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Volusia County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday responded to a "burglary" in progress at a high school in Deltona.
The perpetrator -- in this case a raccoon -- was indeed caught in the act, and the proof was posted on the agency's Twitter page.
"This gentleman was apprehended today while committing a burglary of a vending machine at Pine Ridge High School," the Sheriff's Office tweeted.
The vending machine was wheeled outside and the critter was released, with the assistance of a deputy, an animal control officer with the City of Deltona, and a Pine Ridge High School guardian.
Here's the moment our vending machine raccoon buddy got his freedom.— Volusia Co. Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) August 14, 2019
Thanks Deputy Danny Clifton, Deltona Animal Control Officer Marion Quinones and Pine Ridge High School Guardian Greg McWhorter! pic.twitter.com/BAvqnpxmhw