Last night during the 11 p.m. news WDIV, Detroit’s NBC affiliate began tracking the case of a raccoon with what looked like a mason jar stuck on its head. The raccoon had climbed to the top of a utility pole in Southfield, a Detroit suburb, where WDIV’s “Nightcam” (reporter/cameraman Tim Pamplin) caught up to it.
“Look up there that poor little thing,” said Pamplin who was live at the scene. “Its a raccoon with a, what looks like a plastic container on his head. He’s been doing everything he can to get it off all day long. But to no avail.”
The station updated viewers throughout the night and morning as promised. Finally just after 6:30 a.m. the critter, who was only known to viewers as Mister Raccoon, allowed bystanders to free him. After the jump you can watch the final video update to the story.
Here’s WDIV’s final report letting viewers know the raccoon was safe and sound: