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3 Face Felony Charges In Raccoon Death In Boulder

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Racoon (credit: biosurvey.ou.edu)

Racoon (credit: biosurvey.ou.edu)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Three 19-year-olds face felony animal cruelty charges in the death of a raccoon.

Boulder police spokeswoman Kim Kobel says several witnesses reported the incident that happened Monday. Police Wednesday arrested Nicholas Philip Foti, Lucas Holton and August Quinn Noble.

Kobel says Foti told police that he hit the raccoon harder than he meant to after it kept getting into their trash cans. When he realized he had seriously injured the animal, Kobel says Foti told investigators he kept hitting the animal to “put it down.” Police say the other two admitted their involvement.

Foti and Holton were being held at the Boulder County Jail on $2,500 bail. Jail officials say Noble had not yet been booked.

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