Bees Hold Deputy Hostage

Posted: August 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Now here’s something you don’t see every day. On Tuesday, Deputy Brandon Jenkins of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office was responding to a call about a person being attacked by bees. Now, why someone would call the police because they’re being attacked by bees is beyond me. But I digress. When Jenkins arrived at the scene he found a broken down truck that was hauling a trailer loaded with 60 boxes of bees. And somehow the bees had escaped. When the truck and trailer were towed away the bees did not follow the truck (as Jenkins was told they would do). Instead they swarmed Jenkins’ cruiser. He tried driving a bit to see if the bees would blow off the car, but that didn’t work. So for the next three hours Jenkins was trapped inside his cruiser as two beekeepers worked to collect the 50,000 honeybees. That’s right – 50,000 honeybees. Amazingly enough the two beekeepers were only stung three or four times total between the two of them.

There’s a short video that accompanies the story that I linked to so you can check out this poor deputy’s plight.

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