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Md. man charged with having bear

A Frostburg man faces charges of possessing a live black bear after Maryland Natural Resources Police found a 20-pound cub in his home.

Sgt. Art Windemuth says 34-year-old Dwayne Lee Ritchey has acknowledged taking home the animal after he and his 19-year-old stepson found it in the Savage River State Forest.

Court records show that a summons charging Ritchey was issued June 17. Windemuth says the offense carries a fine of up to $1,000.

He says the Department of Natural Resources euthanized the bear to test it for rabies because it had scratched and bitten some people in the home. Windemuth says the rabies tests were negative.

-- Cumberland (Md.) Times-News

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 28, 2010; 11:22 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Comments

Should have euthanized the two dumb hillbillies that took the bear.

Posted by: dwj703 | June 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Should have euthanized the two dumb hillbillies that took the bear.

Posted by: dwj703 | June 28, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

That's to funny and nothng but the truth!!Haha!!

Posted by: rlee4033 | June 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

+1

Posted by: 7900rmc | June 28, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I'm hearing "dueling banjos"...

Posted by: DecafDrinker | June 28, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

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