Police: Don’t chase bears while drunk and wielding a hatchet

Black bear (File)

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — 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 wrote on their Facebook page that someone did just that on Monday. The department noted that the drunken man was taken into protective custody.

(Favebook/North Adams, Mass. Police Dept.)
(Favebook/North Adams, Mass. Police Dept.)

No name was released.

Police say anyone who sees a bear should leave it alone and call authorities. They say they don’t want to see anyone “going all Davy Crockett.”

Bears are not unusual in the largely rural western part of the state.

A dispatcher said Tuesday said no one was available to handle media calls.

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