“A Lynchburg Department of Human Services employee is out on bond after Amherst County authorities said they found him late Sunday wearing camouflage and a mask on a neighbor’s property while armed with a gun and a suspicious bag of bacon.” What exactly was suspicious about that bacon? Given the locale, would a Virginia ham have been more in keeping with expectations? Maybe the gun wasn’t considered suspicious because of its diminutive caliber. As news advance.com makes clear, “Deputies found (Evan Patrick) Cater with a .9mm handgun and a bag of bacon covered in an unknown oily substance” when called to the scene by the property owner . . .
Suspicious or not, Cater, a county employee, won’t be facing any consequences for toting the bacon around in the dark (unless, of course, he’s Muslim or Jewish). However, he “was charged with trespassing, wearing a mask in public and being under the influence while possessing a concealed weapon, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.” Maybe staking out all the good houses before Halloween wasn’t such a good idea.