Wednesday 26 October 2016

WATCH: Cutest thief? Raccoon steals man's phone and films his escape

Published 13/10/2016 | 11:22

A video of a man trying to film a raccoon that then stole his phone and ran off with it has gone viral.

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Guy Williams from Bellarmine University in Louisville got more than he bargained for as he tried to film a raccoon at his campus, as the furry creature ended up stealing his phone and running.

You can see the raccoon running away with his handset in the film, and the little feet pounding the ground as he dashes away with the phone.

However, Williams got his friends to ring the phone, and the sound startled the animal.

In fright he dropped the phone and the student managed to retrieve it.

He posted the resultant video on Twitter, where it has gathered over 14,000 retweets.

Williams wrote on Twitter: "Had to chase it for 5 minutes and I had named it Stanley like minutes before this happened so that's why I was yelling that."

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