South Carolina Man Charged For Stealing Cub

Herald-Journal, Bear Hunting Magazine
08/14/2008

A stolen bear cub is back with his brother at a South Carolina animal park after being snatched and put on display at a truck stop. The 31-year-old man, John Chadwick Montgomery, was charged with third-degree burglary and grand larceny.

Authorities say Montgomery took the 7-month-old cub from the Hollywild Animal Park on Saturday night. Workers say he planned to take a monkey but opted for the bear after another monkey attacked him. Montgomery took the bear to a truck stop and charged people $1 each to pet the animal. The bear was returned to the park unharmed by a relative after she found out about the theft.



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