Raccoons caught after evening romp through Oklahoma Capitol

Posted at 4:55 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 17:55:48-04

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Two masked intruders were captured after entering the Oklahoma Capitol, rummaging through a senator's office and splashing around in a second-floor bathroom.

The intruders? Raccoons.

Senate officials say security footage shows the pair sneaking down a Senate hallway on Wednesday night and exploring an office. A cleaning crew trapped the raccoons in a bathroom and called animal control officers.

Oklahoma City spokeswoman Kristy Yager says the two raccoons are being taken to a wildlife sanctuary south of Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, which provides security for the Capitol, says it's not sure how the raccoons made it into the building. Patrol Capt. John Paul joked: "They didn't have any ID on them, no known address."