Stressed Badger Holds Hotel Guests Hostage For 40 Minutes

03/09/2015 02:41 pm ET | Updated Mar 09, 2015

Police were called to a luxury hotel in Stockholm last week when a “stressed out” badger refused to let staff and guests enter or exit.

The testy mustelid showed up at the Radisson Blu about 5 a.m. on Friday, the AFP reports. After around 40 minutes of nobody being able to get in or out of the place, employees called police.

The badger ultimately left the premises of its own accord, according to a Stockholm police report. The police report noted that the badger seemed “crazy” or “stressed out,” according to AFP’s translation.

Albin Birch, Stockholm police spokesman, told Swedish newspaper DN that the badger was likely irritable because he had just been woken up from hibernation, according to a translation by the Telegraph.

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