The perpetrator was a skunk that was hiding among the flowers outside a bodega. Something then prompted the skunk to unleash its smelly spray.
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A passerby who came across the odorous situation while walking his dog on Reade Street. He says once he turned on Hudson St. he saw the police and a crowd of about 30 people watching.
An officer then used a special pole to catch the critter and put it in a cage.
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The skunk was safely taken away.
No one was injured.
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