In a heroic rescue effort on Friday, Waitamata Police risked their fingertips to save a prickly customer from a KFC binge.
"Kudos to Constable Jansen Van Rensburg who rescued this poor hedge that was "hogging" all the KFC and got its head stuck in a KFC Crusher cup! #drinkresponsibly," they posted to Facebook.
"If you spot one of these prickly creatures in trouble, contact our friends Hedgehog Rescue New Zealand who do an awesome job helping injured hedgehogs!"
However, others were less impressed at the police saving the pest.
"Mmmmm deep fried hedge hog 11 herbs and spices," said James Fraser.