A sneaky critter knocked out power to more than 4,000 homes in Northern Virginia late Sunday night.
InsideNova.com reports that a raccoon "somehow made its way through protective fencing and into a power substation near Manassas Regional Airport about 10:30 p.m."
He knocked out power along Wellington Road, parts of old town Manassas, and Route 28 -- but power was restored in less than an hour.
The raccoon, however, was electrocuted in the process.
Crews are inspecting the substation to figure out how the raccoon got in.