NOPD’s Carnival sidekick hits the streets for patrol

NOPD’s Carnival sidekick hits the streets for patrol
You better follow Carnival rules...you don't want to be arrested by Sylvester. (Source: NOPD)

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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