Raccoon runs in front of MSO patrol car

A raccoon scurried into the street in front of a moving deputy patrol car early Thursday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

According to a news release:

The deputy was driving his patrol car at around 3 a.m. on Moccasin Wallow Road when a raccoon ran into the road.

The animal struck the front driver's side bumper, but the deputy saw no damage.

On Thursday, however, at about 4:30 p.m., the deputy noticed a softball-sized dent in the lower bumper trim and notified a superviser.

The bumper popped back out, but the paint is faintly spider-webbed. The appropriate paperwork was completed.

There was no word on the condition of the raccoon.