Lets Split: Police "Fear" For Their Lives Of Man Wielding A... Banana 7 years ago

Lets Split: Police "Fear" For Their Lives Of Man Wielding A... Banana

We've officially heard it all now... 

A man in Colorado is facing jail time after pointing a piece of fruit at two policemen as a joke.

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27-year-old Nathan Channing was arrested after he pointed a banana at two officers over the weekend.

Channing, who hails from - wait for - Fruitvale, explained to the men on duty that he was a YouTube comedian but they failed to see the funny side.

On their police report, the men stated that they ‘feared’ for their safety after Channing pointed a yellow ‘weapon’ towards them.

"I immediately ducked in my patrol car and accelerated continuing northbound, fearing that it was a weapon," Officer Joshua Bunch wrote.

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"Based on training and experience, I have seen handguns in many shapes and colours and perceived this to be a handgun".

Yellow Gun

An easy mistake to make... *coughs*

According to NY Daily News, the man received a $10,000 bail on charges of ‘suspicion of felony menacing’, a charge that carried a three-year prison sentence and a $100,000 fine.

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