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'Bear' demands apology from Conway mayor

Posted: May 1, 2012 - 11:33am
The west Conway bear sits at its perch high above spectators Monday evening. COURTNEY SPRADLIN PHOTO
The west Conway bear sits at its perch high above spectators Monday evening. COURTNEY SPRADLIN PHOTO

Fueled by almost 1,000 Twitter followers at midday Tuesday, the West Conway Bear has demanded an apology from Conway mayor Tab Townsell.

A Twitter account was created Monday night for the black bear who was shot down from a tree with a tranquilizer gun into a bouncy castle and escaped unharmed.

 

"This is getting out of hand," said the bear tweet. "Add a written apology from Tab Townsell to my list of demands. Or get ready for#WestConwayBearforMayor.

The Log Cabin sought the bear's comment through a Twitter message. He responded, "On advice of my counsel, Frank Shaw, I can respond to media inquiries via Twitter DM (direct messaging)."

As of early Tuesday afternoon, Townsell had not returned phone calls for comment.

There was an explanation for the bear's sudden appearance in Conway in the list of tweets. "I came here for college girls, public schools and TJ Maxx. I am now getting followed by rednecks and snipers."

He listed as his likes: parks, Stoby's cheese dips, roundabouts. Dislikes: urban sprawl, cats. Conway wasn't too big or too small. It was just right."

Other tweets from the bear on the @WestConwayBear Twitter feed:

"Totally owned some grade schoolers at tetherball this morning. Now off to the woods to talk to a man about a dog."

"I'm gonna need an agent. Thinking Jimmy Sexton or whoever Joey the Garden Cat uses."

"Can somebody throw an extra battery up here. Gonna be a long night."

"Went to Shipley's this AM for coffee and a doughnut. They still sell bearclaws?!? NOT COOL! Got a kalachi for the road though."

"I wonder how veterinary tranquilizers work with Diet Mountain Dew and cheese dip."

"As soon I get 1,000 followers, I'm headed to Fletcher Smith's Jewelry to get a gold chain with a blinged-out '1K' pendant."

"Apparently, sheriff's deputies thought it would be funny to 'shame' me with Sharpie while I was passed out. Grow up guys."

"If I'm not out of custody by Friday, my hologram will perform at Toad Suck Daze."

"The cops want to shoot me. Fire Department says I'm too big for their cat getter-downer and 75 townies are below cheering my name."

"Sooo that was a train tunnel. Not a cave. Wow.#earsringing."

"You ever had that dream where you're falling and then you wake up with a dart in your butt?"

"The last time I got drugged by a game warden, I woke up in a trailer wearing a nightgown."

"Everybody needs to chill out. It's not like I'm running around sucking people's toes."

 

 

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steveinwestin
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steveinwestin 05/01/12 - 11:41 am
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alright...

*rounds up the list of usual suspects*

Which one of you are going to take credit for this??

DJB1971
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DJB1971 05/01/12 - 12:36 pm
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Are you suggesting...

...that a bear isn't smart enough to have authored these tweats?

How racist of you!

#bears.are.people.too

notthisboy
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notthisboy 05/01/12 - 11:54 am
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Must be....................

Must be a very slow news day................how about going out and counting the potholes in the Conway streets.

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 05/01/12 - 11:57 am
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Pot Holes
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On Donaghey from the train tracks up to Prince St NONE it as smooth as a baby's bottom

steveinwestin
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steveinwestin 05/01/12 - 12:02 pm
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Yeah, but

You could spend the majority of the day just counting the ones in the Dave Ward Walmart parking lot...

MarkVaught
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MarkVaught 05/01/12 - 12:04 pm
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If the mayor doesn't mind...

I'll draft a resolution formally apologizing to the bear and have it in front of the Council at next Tuesday's meeting.

kelly.bobby
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kelly.bobby 05/01/12 - 12:12 pm
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No.

Please don't do that.

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 05/01/12 - 12:18 pm
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Absolutely Brilliant
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Now you can vote for Kelly.Booby NO or Me for YES
Polls are now OPEN

i_wonder
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i_wonder 05/01/12 - 12:27 pm
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@Buzz
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You already know how I voted. Guaranteed!

I only wish the apology could be broadcast during Toad Suck Daze.

BuzzBy
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BuzzBy 05/01/12 - 12:29 pm
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There is
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Still time get it passed tonight as a emergency and announce it during ToadSuck DAZE Starting Thursday Y'ALL

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