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