Deputies Help Chubby Bear Get Out of California Dumpster

A portly bear nicknamed “T-Shirt” for the white patch of fur on its chest was stuck in a King’s Beach dumpster until Placer County Sheriff’s Office deputies freed him on November 4.

According to the caption accompanying the footage, which was posted to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, the bear “has had prior run-ins with [local] deputies,” who gave the animal its unique nickname.

This footage shows the deputies carefully opening the dumpster lid, enabling the large bear to free itself.

“T-Shirt is almost as big as that dumpster,” one commentator on the video wrote.

King’s Beach is in the Lake Tahoe area. Credit: Placer County Sheriff’s Office via Storyful