- Police in North Adams Massachusetts used a Facebook post to urge its residents “to not chase bears through the woods with a dull hatchet, drunk”.
- The instruction was reportedly issued after police officers responded to a disturbance call where they found an inebriated man chasing bears away from his property.
- The North Adams Police Department later confirmed the authenticity of the Facebook post and further advised that if people see a bear, they should “leave it alone”.
- North Adams is town in a mountainous area near the border of Vermont with a population of approximately 13,500.
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