Raccoon Steals Purse

Raccoon Steals Purse

Masked mammalian bandit snatches purse while crowd is distracted by turtle release.
(WBBH)  If you're headed to Bunche Beach in Fort Myers, Florida keep an eye on your belongings...there is a thief on the loose. 

A woman has her wallet stolen while at the beach Monday -- by a raccoon.

Headed back into the Gulf waters off Bunche Beach, a Kemp's Ridley sea turtle named Tampa Red was set to be the star as she returned home. Dozens of people like Danielle Araica came to watch.

"I wanted to have a nice experience for my children and all this chaos happened," said Danielle Araica.

The Fort Myers woman and her two daughters were in the water when she had an unexpected encounter.

"I saw the raccoon in my bag, so I start running like a crazy woman," Araica said. 

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