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That’s bravery! Video shows Maine police officer’s encounter with a skunk

<i>Old Town Police Department</i><br/>Police officers face many different types of situation
Old Town Police Department
Police officers face many different types of situation

By Adam Bartow

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    OLD TOWN, Maine (WMTW) — Police officers face many different types of situation, some more hazardous than others.

The Old Town Police Department shared body cam video this weekend of one of their officers helping a skunk in distress.

The encounter happened early in the morning on August 5 at the Dunkin’ drive-through in Old Town where a skunk had two cups stuck on its head.

Officer David Hilton can be seen getting out of his cruiser, getting gloves on, circling the animal and then very carefully flicking the cups off the skunk’s head.

The skunk is then seen running off, apparently sparing the officer what skunks are known for.

Hilton has only worked for the Old Town Police Department since April and had never seen a skunk before moving here from Georgia this spring.

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