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(WFAA Fort Worth)   Raccoon arrested after causing two power outages that blacked out the city of Seguin, TX. Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista seen plotting his escape   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Seguin's power grid, English-language films, Seguin PD, SEGUIN, White people, Electrical grid, United Kingdom, Smart grid  
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2022-10-05 2:21:59 PM  
That's pretty good.  Seguin is on the edge of San Antonio suburbia so the fact that a raccoon could do that is notable.

CSB: When I was a kid, my father and I were out in San Saba, Texas having dinner at a diner one evening - it was packed.  Central/West Texas cafe/diner food was the best - especially the chicken fried steak.  Anyway, the server came by and dropped off two plates of huge perfectly cooked chicken fried steak with cream gravy and mashed potatoes and green beans and a slice of bread.  As soon as I picked up my fork the power shut off and you couldn't see your hand in front of your face - that is no exaggeration.  If you never been to a place like that you may not believe it but out there, there was *no* ambient light from generators, factories with their own power supply, and emergency lighting was either not working or not visible or (most likely) not installed.  This was the early 80s btw.

In any case, some people immediately pulled out lighters then everyone went out to their vehicles and turned the lights on.  Given the big diner-style front windows, there was plenty of light to eat by.  About halfway through our dinner, a couple of guys in coveralls pull into the parking lot, jump out, and come inside and announce to everyone that, "...a squirrel got into the power box...".  The diner had, apparently, the largest congregation of people in town so that was the best way to get the news around.  I think the power was back on in 30 minutes or less.
2022-10-05 6:37:10 PM  
There is a reason they wears masks
2022-10-05 6:37:40 PM  
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2022-10-05 6:39:22 PM  
Was the racoon kind of paunchy and wearing white gum boots?
2022-10-05 6:39:28 PM  
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2022-10-05 6:41:31 PM  
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Then escaped by traveling through time.
2022-10-05 6:44:17 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Was the racoon kind of paunchy and wearing white gum boots?

"gum boots"? That sounds pretty foreign-y, ya COMMIE!!
2022-10-05 6:48:56 PM  
Ya left out the fugitive from Burnham Wood, Subby!
2022-10-05 6:50:30 PM  
Shouldn't have taunted the security camera.

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2022-10-05 6:51:11 PM  
What is the raccoon found carrying someone's artificial leg?
2022-10-05 6:51:58 PM  
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2022-10-05 6:52:17 PM  
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Ricky Raccoon checked into a room
Where he found a big power cable
But Rick came equipped with large wire snips
And soon Seguin's power was disabled.
2022-10-05 6:53:30 PM  
Ya know, technically he's not a raccoon.
2022-10-05 6:54:55 PM  
Police are still debating whether the power outage was caused by stolen Anulax Batteries, or stolen Harbulary Batteries.
2022-10-05 6:55:00 PM  
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2022-10-05 7:35:15 PM  
Pom Poko: balls against police
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Local Raccoons seen out for revenge
2022-10-05 8:00:19 PM  
Charlie Robison & Kelly Willis - The Wedding Song
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2022-10-05 8:17:08 PM  

BlazeTrailer: fragMasterFlash: Was the racoon kind of paunchy and wearing white gum boots?

"gum boots"? That sounds pretty foreign-y, ya COMMIE!!

You want foriegn-y commie?

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2022-10-05 9:31:00 PM  
Need a scapegoat for their shiat power grid.
2022-10-05 10:40:58 PM  
Someone should tell That Guy to keep an eye on his leg.
2022-10-05 10:55:33 PM  
"Accomplice is brownish grey and 7 feet tall, with, uh, leaves and branches."
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