Bear cub stolen from zoo thanks to an angry monkey and honey buns

Image by Flickr users Dan.., Savannah Grandfather, and Collin AndersonImage by 20080815bear.jpg Of course not the actual cast of the event. But still a dubious trio.

Update October 22: Montgomery has been sentenced in the incident to eight months. Read lots more about the verdict at The Spartanburg Herald-Journal.

Thanks to The Post and Courier for tipping us off.

Original post: A 7-month-old black bear cub went missing from the Hollywild Animal Park park in the upstate this weekend. The cub wound up a truck stop where it could be petted for $1.

Police say John Chadwick Montgomery, 31, and two other were involved in the "bearknapping" for reasons that aren't entirely clear. Park workers said Montgomery originally went for a monkey, but when he was deterred they moved on to the bear cub, using honey buns to lure the cub to a vehicle.

Read the Herald-Journal's full story for more on how and why.

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