WASHINGTON – A raccoon caused a large power outage in Manassas, Va. Sunday night.
Unfortunately for it, the raccoon didn’t make it.
The 4-legged mammal hopped a fence into a power substation near Manassas Regional Airport around 10:30 p.m. and was electrocuted, subsequently shorting the power to 4,500 customers.
Crews retrieved the animal’s body and restored power within an hour. They plan to inspect the substation in daylight.
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It’s time for these animals’ annual checkup.