A Beary Weird CrimeMore news from the file of “best excuses ever.”

Deputy Patricia Purcell was called to respond to an alarm activation after a Spotsylvania business was broken into. When she arrived she was approached by a drunk man with some cuts on his face. He was also eating a banana. Not sure why that’s relevant but it paints a nice picture.

When she asked him what happened he pointed to the smashed glass door of the business. When asked how he cut his face he claimed that he got the injuries when a bear chased him.

She believed him and let him go. Just kidding. He’s in jail. Probably eating a banana.