Deputy Jason Harvey was completing an uneventful patrol, winding his way down Highway 127 in Sequatchie County, Tennessee.
Uneventful, becomes otherwise quickly. Suddenly, a black bear appeared in the road before him.
Deputy Harvey’s cruiser camera records the entire episode: a cub, getting his backside stubbed.
Harvey, a six-year veteran known as a deputy of few words, apparently has trouble, finding any after the accident.
“He had to put his thoughts together,” Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock said. “He couldn’t tell even where he was at the moment.”
The bear skedaddled, as the video makes clear, back into the woods from whence he came, leaving nary a trail.