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NOPD’s Carnival sidekick hits the streets for patrol

You better follow Carnival rules...you don't want to be arrested by Sylvester.
You better follow Carnival rules...you don't want to be arrested by Sylvester.(NOPD)
Updated: Feb. 25, 2019 at 8:38 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -We have heard of a K9 and a mounted unit, but have you heard of a patrolling raccoon?

Don’t worry, he isn’t real. NOPD says it doesn’t bite, but it is unsightly.

Sylvester the raccoon is a stuffed raccoon in uniform. According to NOPD, he helps patrol the streets during Carnival.

According to NOPD, Sylvester belongs to a Lieutenant and attends all major events with him.

Some revelers posed with Sylvester, making him a Mardi Gras star.

Keep and eye out on the route for him. Maybe he will take a selfie with you!

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