HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — Two LAPD officers faced off with a particularly vicious culprit Monday and were able to trap him in a box.
LAPD’s Hollywood Division says Officers Kuipers and Gardners found an injured opossum in the middle of a road and went above and beyond the call of duty to get it to safety.
A TikTok video of the officers trying to take the opossum into custody was tweeted out by @LAPDHQ.
Well, we guess this is what they meant when they said ‘no two days will ever be the same on this job’. pic.twitter.com/T7Js6CeHUX
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) March 9, 2020
The video shows one officer using a pizza box to try and push it into another box, then dropping it and jumping back as the opossum snarls at them. The second officer finally gets the opossum inside the box with a grimace and a shake of his head – while making sure to keep the opossum trapped.
“Definitely not in the job description but sometimes you need to improvise!” LAPD Hollywood Division tweeted.
Hollywood’s very own Ofc’s Kuipers and Gardner came upon an injured possum in the middle of the road. They commandeered a box from a local pizza shop and got him out of harms way! Definitely not in the job description but sometimes you need to improvise! #TikTokFamous 😂 pic.twitter.com/8T33YD5nEG
— LAPD Hollywood Division (@LAPDHollywood) March 9, 2020
The opossum was taken back to the station and turned over to animal control.