Thursday, April 29, 2010

I don't think the ranger is going to like this, Yogi.

As I've mentioned before, I follow my hometown newspaper on Twitter. One of the headlines today was just...well, you'll see.

Pocono Record News: Wilkes-Barre man found guilty of baiting bear with pastries

At first, I thought they meant he was teasing the bear, but then I read the accompanying story, which gets even better:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man has been found guilty of using pastries to illegally bait the largest bear killed in the state during the 2009 season.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says 39-year-old Charles Olsen Jr. of Wilkes-Barre was found guilty Thursday and ordered to pay $6,800 in fines and restitution, plus court costs.

Game commission officials said Olsen admitted in November to using bait to kill the 707-pound bear.

Officials say he first raised suspicions when he was spotted a week before the hunting season driving a truck loaded with pastries through a heavily hunted area.

Wait, go back and read that sentence again. "Say, what's Charlie doing with all that danish?"

Olsen also faces the loss of hunting privileges for three years.

Oh, Pennsyltucky. I love you.

1 comment:

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

with my own personal form of dyslexia, "pastries" ALWAYS comes out "pasties" in my head. which makes that article even more amusing.