Firefighters have to deal with all sorts of issues, from actually fighting fires through car accidents through providing CPR and other first aid. But they don’t often have to deal with stoned raccoons. That’s what happened at an Indianapolis firehouse last week, though, as ABC 5 Cleveland’s Jordan Fischer writes:
Firefighters at an Indianapolis fire station opened the door early Friday morning to a one-of-a-kind request for help: A frantic woman, distressed because her pet raccoon was stoned off of too much weed.
The raccoon, according to Wayne Township Fire Dept. PIO Capt. Michael Pruitt, had been exposed to “too much” of someone else’s marijuana, and its owners were worried it was overdosing. Not knowing what to do, they brought it to Station 82.
“The raccoon was very lethargic,” Pruitt said. “She started explaining what had happened. There wasn’t really much we could do, it was just the sort of thing that was going to take time.”
The best part of this comes from the firefighters’ reactions, though, as illustrated in this audio of their call logs:
“Apparently they have a pet raccoon that got into their meth.”
“Sir, Speedway doesn’t have anything, but fire did call across the hall and say that it was a raccoon that overdosed on somebody’s heroin.”
Ofc. 1: “I’m sitting at one of the firehouses. No pet raccoons are overdosing here.”
Ofc. 2: “Well if they show up, you Narcan him.”
Ofc. 1: “Way too weird. I’m leaving.
Ofc. 2: “10-4”
The raccoon’s owners eventually took it home to sleep it off. But are we absolutely sure this isn’t a lost Parks and Recreation script? Absolutely?