Cops: No Drunken Bear-Chasing With Dull Hatchet
The police never let us have any fun
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2015 2:05 PM CDT
A black bear is shown.   (AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Tess Freeman)

(Newser) – Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet. North Adams police said on their Facebook page that someone did just that yesterday. "Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised," the department posted, noting that "the hatchet man was taken into protective custody due to his incapacitation from the consumption of alcoholic beverage." No name was released. The police asked that people leave any bears they see alone, adding, "We certainly don’t need anyone going all Davy Crockett."

The Washington Post reports that the only kind of bear living in Massachusetts is the black bear—and there are something like 4,000 of them there. As for what the man planned to do had he caught up with the bear, "we would certainly like to hear because we have no idea," noted the Facebook post.