The Cape Cod bear, who in recent weeks has terrorized residents of Massachusetts, was arrested by Provincetown police last night. This makes the third time this month that the wet-nosed hooligan has found himself in trouble with law enforcement.
Provincetown police said they arrested Charles ‘Good Time Charlie’ Bruin, a 32-year-old Brown bear from Deerfield, who now faces a number of charges including, public intoxication, larceny, and destruction of private property.
Police say the trouble began after Bruin had spent the evening at the Best Buns Lounge, a popular gay leather bar. Owner James Robert told police that Bruin was intoxicated when he knocked a large glass container of pickles off the bar and was asked to leave. Bruin allegedly refused to leave and became combative with employees. He was then set upon by a group of leather clad patrons who wrestled with Bruin for nearly 45 minutes before they were able to subdue him
“ I think some of those guys weren’t fighting very hard,” said one man who witnessed the brawl,” There was a lot of laughing and giggling going on during the wrestling of that bear.’’
After being throw out of the Best Buns, Bruin allegedly stole a bicycle and pedaled it to a nearby farm. The owner called police and reported that the fuzzy culprit had caused nearly $1,000 dollars in damage after he trampled several trash barrels and knocked over three bee hives. Police found bruin hiding in a tree but Bruin refused to come down and after waiting six minutes, police shot Bruin with tranquilizer darts, tazers, and rifles. Despite plunging nearly 80 feet and lading on his head, wildlife officials say that he was probably not hurt.
Three weeks ago, the Cape Cod bear made headlines when he was arrested by Provincetown police following an altercation outside a barroom during the early morning hours of June 9th. Police say that Bruin had been dancing at an all night disco-tech, when he was involved in a paw fight with other patrons. Well intentioned patrons had bought the celebrity, nearly 100 bottles of beer. When Bruin was visibly intoxicated several patrons poked him with sticks.
“We were just having some fun with him and then somebody made the mistake of calling him a grizzly,” said James Peterson, who was mauled during the ensuing in the attack. “He took offense, I guess and smashed a picnic basket over the guys head.”
Police arrested Bruin and escorted him back to his home in Deerfield but he was spotted panhandling in Boston just three days later.
Police arrested Bruin again on June 23rd when he was picked up for hitchhiking along Rt 3 South in Plymouth. Police say they found a smoked salmon and 3 bottles of honey on the suspect, which had been previously reported stolen from a nearby Whole Foods. A judge ordered Bruin to undergo treatment for honey addiction but he escaped from the facility only days later by posing as a therapy dog.