BRUIN ROBS BC GAS CANDY BAR
What can you say, all bears stick together. Even if it is in rubber form.
A gas station store on Vancouver Island recently had a furry customer who made his way to something he was craving – gummy bears. Surveillance cameras at the Tipton Gas Bar in Lake Cowichan, B.C., captured footage on Oct. 9 of a large black bear entering the store, rummaging through the candy aisle, browsing candy bars before picking up a package of gummy bears in its mouth and running away with it, CBC News reported.
And no, the bear didn’t pay for the candy.
“Mr. Bear then went into the parking lot and ate it,” Jay said deGoesbriand, who owns and operates Tipton Gas Bar with his wife Karen. Jay said he was enjoying his morning coffee behind the counter when the bear attacked the store.
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Karen said she thought it was a cool experience and noted that the bear obviously had a “candy.”
The British Columbia Conservation Officer Service has noted a growing number of bear-related complaints in 2023. In August, the COS received 5,963 black bear-related calls, doubling the previous high of 2,366 in 2011.
Len Butler, COS deputy chief of provincial operations, said the weather affected the bears’ ability to forage, ultimately leading them to urban areas.
Swarm of mosquitoes attacks flight crew and passengers
A flight in Mexico was recently delayed due to some unwanted and unruly stowaways – a swarm of mosquitoes.
Accordingly UPIVolaris flight VOI221 from Guadalajara to Mexico City was delayed for two hours on October 12 after passengers and crew were attacked by the pesky insects while trying to get rid of them.
Videos taken by passengers and shared on social media show flight attendants using bug spray as passengers try to disperse the swarm. The mosquitoes disappeared after the lights in the hut were turned off.
UPI reported that Guadalajara International Airport is located near dense vegetation and flooding, making it a haven for mosquitoes to breed.
People bungee jump 941 times a day
A New Zealander really loves bungee jumping. So much so that he has set his sights on setting a world record.
Earlier this month, Auckland’s Mike Heard attempted to reclaim a world record he once set by completing 941 bungee jumps from the Auckland Harbor Bridge in 24 hours. Heard set the record back in 2017 when he jumped 430 times in one day.
This record was finally broken last year by Francois-Marie Dibon, who jumped 765 times in 24 hours.
In an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corp., Heard said he struggled with motion sickness or motion sickness-like feelings, but he “kind of got through it and kept going.” So it didn’t slow us down or affect us at all.”
In addition to attempting to set a new world record, Heard also raised funds for the Mental Health Foundation in Australia.
The thrill-seeker said he has submitted evidence from his latest jump to the Guinness Book of World Records to try to reclaim his crown.
Thief pretended to be a mannequin before robberies: police officers
Sometimes a mannequin looks too lifelike.
A Polish man hoped no one would notice him as he pretended to be a mannequin in a shopping center window and waited for the store to close before raiding a jewelry stand in Warsaw.
According to the Warsaw police, a 22-year-old man stood completely motionless in a shop window with a bag in his hand to avoid being caught by surveillance cameras. After the mall closed, police said, the man went to work and robbed a jewelry stand reported the Australian Broadcasting Corp.
The fake mannequin also went into a restaurant to get something to eat and slipped under the shutters of another store to change into new clothes, police said.
The man was eventually noticed by security guards who called the police.
According to police, the man also visited another mall, stole money from a cash register and attempted to steal other items after it closed. If convicted, he faces up to ten years in prison.