Cocaine Bear Officiates Kentucky Wedding

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The real-life taxidermied animal that inspired the film “Cocaine Bear” will preside over a Kentucky wedding today, March 27th.

This will be Cocaine Bear’s first time officiating. “As long as you feel that the person marrying you — like Cocaine Bear — has the authority, then that marriage can be binding here in Kentucky,” Griffin VanMeter of the Fun Fall Museum said.

The animal, known as Pablo Escobear, died from a cocaine overdose in 1985 after 88 pounds of the stuff was dumped from a plane over Georgia.

The film inspired by these events has grossed $78 million.