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Police officers fear for their life after man threatens them with yellow banana

By Mason White 3:29 PM November 27, 2014
Nathan Rolf Channing 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of menacing after allegedly threatening two police officers with a yellow banana, police in Colorado said.

The Mesa County Police Department said that the two officers originally thought that the banana was a gun.

27-year-old Nathan Rolf Channing of Fruitvale, was arrested on Sunday. Officers Donald Love and Joshua Bunch said that they feared for their lives even though they saw that the object was yellow.

Bunch wrote in the arrest affidavit that he has seen handguns in many shapes and colors. He wrote that when Love was drawing his service weapon Channing shouted: “It’s a banana!”

Channing told investigators that he was doing a rehearsal for a YouTube video and thought that using the banana will lighten the mood.