CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Cambridge Police released a video Tuesday of one of their officers helping out a skunk that got into a jam.
In the video above, Officer McGinty can be seen trying to remove the cup from the skunk's head while running around a parking lot after it. The video was taken around 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Danehy Dog Park.
"Officer McGinty went the extra mile yesterday morning by helping remove a yogurt container that was stuck on a distressed skunk’s head," the department wrote on Twitter. "But, his good deed did not go without punishment."
Though the department initially thought McGinty had escaped unscathed, they later found that he had, in fact, been sprayed.
The department told WBZ NewsRadio McGinty's uniform and equipment bore the brunt of the spraying, and that his cruiser "had to be briefly taken out of service for a cleanup."
It wasn't McGinty's first time helping out one of the stinky critters—Cambridge Police said McGinty helped out another skunk in a similar situation while he was on a camping vacation a few years ago.