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Surprise burglar found dead in Lincoln Co. home

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MERRILL (WAOW) – Officers were in for quite a surprise when they were called to a Town of Corning home after a report of a burglary last Wednesday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department.

A man called 911 to report the home he had been watching for a neighbor was in disarray, with items thrown everywhere, drawers pulled open and food packages opened and eaten.

When a deputy was headed to the home, the caller says he found the culprit dead inside of the home – it was a raccoon!

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department confirmed the raccoon burglarized the home. They say the burglar ate some mouse poison and later died.

The case has been closed.

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