Peter Jensen just walked in to his usual coffee spot (he wouldn’t reveal where, to protect the owners) when he saw another regular laughing at the ceiling above the doughnut case. Which was weird.
One of the ceiling tiles was askew and moving around, but he assumed the storm outside was the culprit.
Then he saw a little hand.
“I kind of freaked out a little bit,” Jensen told BuzzFeed Canada.
3. Turns out it was a little trash panda, looking for a snack. And everyone in the joint was watching it unfold.
For the next 20 minutes, Jensen, along with other customers and a terrified waitress, was on the edge of his seat as the raccoon shyly poked around. Meanwhile, the shop’s owner was armed with a broom in one hand and a phone in the other, trying to convince animal control that he couldn’t wait until the next day.
4. Finally, when some customers moved outside to smoke, the raccoon dropped in and made its move.
6. It managed to make off with an orange doughnut before slinking back into the ceiling.
7. “People outside were cheering when he finally got the doughnut,” said Jensen, who captured the glorious moment in a video.
Jensen heard from a waitress that despite their best efforts, animal control was unable to apprehend the raccoon.
“He made it out, he’s on the lam.”