UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A young Manhattan boy is telling his harrowing tale of coming face-to-face with a scary creature in the corner of his bedroom on the Upper West Side.
8-year-old Rio Mullins was getting ready for school Tuesday morning on West End Avenue when a raccoon apparently got in through a window. When Mullins spotted the furry intruder, he says it stood up and looked right at him.
"I was like, 'what?!' - I was so scared, I just immediately shut the door. I was like, creeped out. I didn't want to go in my room. It smelled," Mullins said.
It took the expertise of the NYPD's Emergency Services Unit to wrangle the critter into a cage.
Police think the raccoon crawled up the building's fire escape to Mullins' apartment on the 8th floor.