01.11.07

Montana Drinking Age, Burglary Laws Apply Even to Giant Raccoons

Posted in Basketball, Beer, The Law, When Mascots Attack at 2:44 pm by

In what seemed like the perfect crime, Paul Clark, talent for the Continental Basketball Association’s Great Falls Explorers Rocky Raccoon mascot, was arrested Monday after being found putting in unnecessary overtime at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls in order to siphon excess beer from the venue’s beer keg.

Clark/Rocky, along with companion Kenneth Gavin, 18, of Cascade, was found inside the arena at approximately 2:00am by security, reports the Great Falls Tribune. The two men admitted to entering the building in order to steal some tap beer.

Clark is suspended without pay from his duties as Rocky Raccoon, said Ryan Acra, Great Falls Explorers general manager. Explorers officials will wait for the outcome of court proceedings before making any final decisions.

“We’re mostly worried about him as a person,” Acra said. “He’s part of the family.”

The next home game is Jan. 30. No decisions about who will be wearing the big blue suit for that game have been made.

“This was a huge mistake that I whole-heartedly regret,” Clark said in a written statement. “I would like to apologize to the Great Falls Explorers’ management, coaches, players and fans.”

Clark said he “accepts full responsibility for my actions” and has “no explanation or excuse for what I have done.”

“I look forward to moving ahead, repaying my debt to society and building a long-lasting relationship with the Great Falls Explorers,” Clark said. “I take a lot of pride in my position as Rocky Raccoon and cannot wait to get back on the floor to entertain fans of all ages.”

Society was unavailable for comment on whether the inestimable debt incurred by the enormous blue raccoon could, indeed, ever be forgiven.

One Response to “Montana Drinking Age, Burglary Laws Apply Even to Giant Raccoons”

  1. Rock The Raccoon says:

    I believe that Clark should be forgiven for his actions and I also believe that this was taking to a level that it should have never been taken to…. We all have done something that was not the best decision in our time, some more irresponsible than others but he ( I/ Clark ) fully excepted all responsibility for what happened that night. Hence, me (Clark/Rocky Raccoon) and Gauvin were first time offenders and were not drinking anything that night, we believed that we should have been punished for our actions but the situation SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO “In what seemed like the perfect crime, Paul Clark, talent for the Continental Basketball Association’s Great Falls Explorers Rocky Raccoon mascot, was arrested Monday after being found putting in unnecessary overtime at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls in order to siphon excess beer from the venue’s beer keg.

    Clark/Rocky, along with companion Kenneth Gavin, 18, of Cascade, was found inside the arena at approximately 2:00am by security, reports the Great Falls Tribune. The two men admitted to entering the building in order to steal some tap beer.” THIS LEVEL NO MATTER WHAT… it ruins the character and tramatizes kids and fans that love the LOVABLE, BIGGEST AND BLUEST ROCKY THE RACCOON…. Guavin and myself did make an irresponible dicision but SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO THIS LEVEL OF HUMILIATION AND EMBARASSMENT ON THE CUTE AND CUDDLY GIANT RACCOON “Rocky Raccoon….”

    Sincerely Yours Truely
    Your Biggest and Bluest Fan
    Rocky the Raccoon

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