Are there many bears in downtown Brandon?
Apparently not, since one man was arrested Monday night for threatening other people with the pepper spray designed for bears.
Police were called at about 11:30 p.m. Monday to the area of Seventh Street and Pacific Avenue, but located and arrested a suspect near Sixth Street and Rosser Avenue.
The suspect, a 22-year-old man from Portage La Prairie, was found in possession of a can of bear spray. He was to appear in court this morning, facing a charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.