Home-invading raccoon found sleeping in dishwasher

UPI – An Ohio police officer responded to a resident’s home to remove a raccoon found sleeping in the dishwasher after it broke in through a bathroom light and ransacked the kitchen.

The North Ridgeville Police Department said the “masked bandit” broke into the home, trashed the kitchen and “took a well-deserved nap” in the home’s dishwasher, where it was found by a resident.

Patrolman John Metzo, nicknamed the department’s “absurd animal call officer” after previous encounters with a kangaroo and a cow, responded to the home to remove the invading raccoon.

The raccoon was safely removed from the home without injury, the department said.

The raccoon in the dishwasher. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ NORTH RIDGEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT