November 27, 2014 6:00 pm -

The Colorado man lives in a town named–wait for it–Fruitvale.

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…told the officers he was a comedian that makes YouTube videos, but the authorities were not laughing…

The officers wrote in the police report they feared for their safety despite observing the supposed weapon was yellow…

“I immediately ducked in my patrol car and accelerated continuing northbound, fearing that it was a weapon,” Officer Joshua Bunch wrote in the report…[su_center_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

21 responses to Man Arrested For Pointing Banana At Cops

  1. CHOCOL8MILK November 27th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Yet again, an example of police officers wasting time on things that do not need their attention. On second thought, maybe one of the officers is allergic to bananas….

    • CHOCOL8MILK November 27th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      What will the charge be? Intent to assault an officer with fruit?

      • Aielyn November 27th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

        If he’s convicted, he’ll have the right to a peel.

        • MarcoZandrini November 28th, 2014 at 9:49 am

          You sooooooooo bad! Wish I wrote those words first!

  2. Jake November 27th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    I’m sure I’m not the first person here to think of this

    • Larry Schmitt November 27th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      I knew I would be too late to post it myself.

  3. Sy Colepath November 27th, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Heavens to Betsy, where did we get all these whimpy cops?

    Reminds me of:

    • fahvel November 28th, 2014 at 11:45 am

      not a funny question since these wimpy cops are armed to the teeth and immune to the laws they are deemed to uphold.

    • rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 4:17 am

      There are tail pipes and there are tail pipes

  4. tiredoftea November 27th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Time flies like a bullet. Fruit flies like a banana.

  5. edmeyer_able November 27th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    And I was like pew pew pew.

    • Sy Colepath November 28th, 2014 at 6:24 am

      Silly fun….the best kind. LOL

  6. Republicans_are_Evil November 27th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I was almost arrested once for pointing my finger at a police officer with my thumb up, like a child making a play gun out of their hand. It was stupid then, it is stupid now. Our police are out of control.

  7. John_St_John November 27th, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Maybe they should be fearing. People are getting tired of beaten, battered and abused by law enforcement. Pretty much every day a new police shooting or act of egregious brutality hits the airwaves. They are not our lords and masters, we are not their subservient slaves.

  8. cecilia November 27th, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    and here I was expecting a story about Ray Comfort

  9. Kim Serrahn November 28th, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I guess they thought the banana was loaded.

  10. bpollen November 28th, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Do you have anything in your pockets we should be aware of? Needles, gun, knife, banana, macadamia nuts, shellfish, bees, pickle loaf, fruitcake, Miracle Whip?

  11. StoneyCurtisll November 28th, 2014 at 7:53 am

    It’s a good thing this fellow wasn’t black.

  12. tracey marie November 28th, 2014 at 7:58 am

    what absolute abuse of power and lying from the cops.

    • rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 4:14 am

      How was din din? Tag

  13. rg9rts November 29th, 2014 at 4:13 am

    Good thing it wasn’t his weenie…assault with a friendly weapon