The quote of the day is presented by Guns.com.
A man who was staying in a Gatlinburg, Tennessee motel is facing charges after he opened fire on a black bear he said charged him as he exited his motel room. Locals describe the critter as the “neighborhood bear,” a regular in the area, who they claim wouldn’t hurt anyone.
The man, however wasn’t a local. It isn’t known whether he hit the bear or not. He’s been charged with illegal discharge of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
[Gregory] Sapp spoke to WVLT News on November 8 and said, “He attacked me as soon as I walked out of my room, and I reached in my pocket and grabbed my gun and shot.”
Sapp also said, “It was either me or the bear and I chose me.” The bear ran off into the woods and has not been relocated. Sapp was not injured, and investigators said they do not know if the bear was hit. TWRA is still searching for the animal.