Officers from the Mansfield Police Department were alerted to the raccoon's supposed predicament at a local Dunkin' Donuts, and were soon on hand to help. But, as it turns out, the animal reportedly seemed quite content with staying trapped amongst the treasure trove of discarded treats he'd discovered to his peril.
"With every new bag of trash deposited in the dumpster, our foraging friend was faced with a dilemma: use the growing pile to exit, or eat his egress," the police department wrote online. "As you can see, he chose the latter."
The presence of the responding officers was apparently enough to spoil the pastry party, however. After they propped a piece of wood inside the dumpster for the raccoon to use as a ramp, he ultimately decided to climb out.