As a matter of fact, that was a banana in Nathan Rolf Channing’s pants and he was really happy to see two of Mesa County’s finest. While pulling anything out of your clothing and pointing it at two peace officers seems a good way to go if you want more orifices than you woke up with, Nathan Rolf somehow managed to walk away from the encounter un-perforated. “According to an arrest affidavit, Mesa County (CO) deputies Joshua Bunch and Donald Love said they feared for their lives even though they saw that the object was yellow.” As you’d expect, Bunch knows his bananas, but he “wrote in the affidavit that he has seen handguns in many shapes and colors.” It apparently dawned on Channing – just in the nick if time – that pointing the slender curved fruit at a couple of constables was a judgement error. . .
. . .Love was drawing his service weapon when Channing yelled, “It’s a banana!”
The deputies say Channing told them he was doing a trial run for a planned YouTube video and he thought it would “lighten the holiday spirit.”
Yep. There’s nothing much more festive during the holidays than a YouTube flick showing what happens when you draw down on police officers. We’re guessing production has now stopped on Channing’s little film project, which is truly a shame. If there’s anything America needs more of right now it’s another police-involved shooting of someone who upon further investigation, is found not to have had a real gun.