You can’t make this stuff up … man from Fruitville, CO arrested for wielding a banana.
27 year old Nathan Channing has been arrested after he pointed a yellow banana at police officers and pretending it was a gun. Channing told police he was prepping to make a comedy video and thought the stunt would “lighten the holiday spirit.” Police not finding the humor in this fools explanation escorted him to the pokey. What an idiot, he is lucky he did not get shot dead for this ignorant stunt. Channing received $10,000 bail on a charge of suspicion of felony menacing which carries a maximum of three years in jail and $100,000 fine. Can he be charged for being an ignorant ass-bite as well?
What were the police supposed to do? What if what the police saw looked like the gun below?
A Colorado man wielding a banana probably should have just split.
Instead Nathan Channing, 27, was sent to Mesa County Jail after he pointed the piece of fruit at two sheriff’s officers Sunday and pretended it was a gun.
The suspect, who ironically is from Fruitvale, Colo., told the officers he was a comedian that makes YouTube videos, but the authorities were not laughing, reports the Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction.
The officers wrote in the police report they feared for their safety despite observing the supposed weapon was yellow.
As Dr. Ruth used to say, “Sometimes a banana is just a banana.”