http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/838396-...by-50-000-beesSheriff's deputy Brandon Jenkins was called to the truck crash in Wake County, North Carolina on Tuesday morning - and arrived at the scene to find that the spilled content of the truck consisted of 60 boxes of honey bees.
Unfortunately, he managed to show up just after the sun had risen and roused their sleepy bees from their torpor - causing them swarm around his car.
Jenkins was forced to shut himself inside his vehicle as the tens of thousands of bees covered the car, while he waited for beekeeping experts to be called in to remove the bees.
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?se...cal&id=7614490It happened along U.S. Highway 64 at Exit 425 around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday when a truck carrying bee hives broke down. Jenkins went to help the truck driver, but ended up getting swarmed himself.
Jenkins retreated inside his car and called for help. He admits he had to use deadly force a few times when some of the insects got inside with him.
"It was more or less self-defense. There were a couple of bees in my personal space, my comfort zone, and I just wanted to get them out," he explained.
"These are your typical Italian honey bees, the kind most bee keepers have, and they're not aggressive," said beekeeper Jennifer Keller. "They're just very confused. They don't have a queen to guard and they're kind of lost so we're trying to help them out."
Once Keller got most of the insects off Jenkins' car, the deputy got in and slowly drove away to get the rest of them off.