I’ve never understood why a black bear stood for years outside the BP station on the Post Road, near South Maple.
Then again, I’ve never understood gas companies in general.
Yet this late night/early morning vandalism is hard to fathom:
Word on the street is that surveillance cameras caught the toppling — and hand-chopping.
Surveillance helped one night in August 2007 too, when the bear was actually stolen by a guy who’d just bought cigarettes. According to WestportNow, he (the bear, not the vandal) stood 3 to 4 feet tall, weighed 75 to 100 pounds, and was valued at $600.
Moral to anyone else thinking of messing with BP: You can run, but you can’t hide.
From a bear, or a surveillance video.
(Hat tip to Elizabeth Beller)