A Colorado man, from Fruitvale (I am not making this up), was arrested for pointing a banana at the police. What makes this actually scary is the language of the police report:
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, according to the newspaper. “Based on training and experience, I have seen handguns in many shapes and colors and perceived this to be a handgun.”
The man was fortunate that he was only arrested. Had he been wielding a pointed stick he would surely have been shot.