According to the report that was shared on Imgur, the raccoon became unconscious so the man left the raccoon in the car and drove off. A short time after, the raccoon woke up and started to attack the driver.
I’m not one to judge, but generally when you have a Breathalyzer on your steering wheel it’s there because you haven’t made the best decisions in the past. And this, I have to believe, would have been this man’s rock bottom. It would also have been the raccoon’s. HaTTiP
It’s a fun tale, but the San Diego Union-Tribune says it didn’t happen despite the Internet hype. “I called police records, and while they were highly entertained, they confirmed (the story) is absolutely a hoax,” said 1st. Lt. Savannah Frank, a public affairs officer at Camp Pendleton, per the Union-Tribune.