Mr. T-Shirt has become a bit of a celebrity in the Tahoe town of King’s Beach. Known for the white patch on his chest (hence, Mr. T-Shirt), he is VERY big and has constant run-ins with local law enforcement.
Early Monday morning, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office had another run-in with the troublesome bear, finding the massive black bear stuck in a dumpster. The sheriff’s office posted a video to social media showing them rescuing him from the dumpster:
“Yep, that’s T-Shirt,” you can hear a sheriff’s deputy say when the bear climbed over the top of the dumpster, revealing his white patch.
In July of this year, Mr. T-Shirt was seen lounging in King’s Beach in the middle of the day, prompting sheriff’s deputies to scare him off due to the large crowd of tourists taking pictures.
â€œHe is normally a docile bear, but chances were pretty good he could have become agitated and attacked,â€ the sheriffâ€™s department wrote on social media. â€œYes, bears are cute and fluffy, but they have INSTINCTS. You know the saying â€˜donâ€™t poke the bearâ€™.â€
Great work, Placer County Sheriffs! And to you, Mr. T-Shirt… Try to stay out of trouble!