An officer with the Cambridge (MA) Police Department was reminded that no good deed goes unpunished as he rescued a small skunk with a small yogurt cup stuck to its head and was promptly sprayed in the process.
The agency posted a video of the incident to its Facebook page, which quickly went viral.
The post said, "With the skunk clearly in distress, Officer McGinty heroically stepped up and attempted to successfully pull off the cup without any consequences. While we are happy to report that the skunk was freed and uninjured, Officer McGinty’s good deed led to a stinky punishment (and multiple showers). Special shout out to our fleet maintenance crew too, as they had to tackle the deskunking of Officer McGinty’s vehicle."