Alright, fine; it wasn't a sting operation per se, but we do love our pithy headlines. A sheriff's deputy in Wake County, North Carolina recently found himself in an odd situation when a truck carrying bee hives broke down on U.S. Highway 64. While the truck had left for its destination before dawn, it ran into mechanical trouble, and when the sun came up, the bees came out. When the deputy pulled up to investigate the situation, the bees in the hives decided that they liked the officer's Dodge Charger better than the back of the trailer, and set about establishing a colony by swarming the cruiser.
The hoard of bees was so thick that the deputy was forced to seek refuge inside the car, where he became stuck until help could arrive from the beekeepers of North Carolina State University. The keepers managed to talk enough of the buzzers off of the car so that the deputy could then drive away, scattering the stragglers.
Of course, this brings us to the most enjoyable part of this tale – our caption contest. We've levied a few of our own suggestions below to get you started, but feel free to leave your own in Comments after buzzing over to the jump to check out a video of the swarm.
- "Arresting Mr. Pooh for stealing honey doesn't seem like such a great idea now, does it, rookie?"
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- Krispy Kreme's new honey-flavored donuts are creating quite a stir.
- Wake County: All your bees are belong to us.
[Source: YouTube via WRAL]