Police sting operation: Officers flee after truck of bees crashes

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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A truck carrying beehives crashed in Oklahoma, sending millions of bees onto the highway.

PAULS VALLEY, Ok. (WABC) -- A crash led to a high-speed chase, but in this case the police were the ones trying to get away.

The sticky situation started when a semi-truck crashed and flipped over on a highway in Oklahoma, releasing millions of honey bees.

They quickly turned the police squad cars into beehives.

The officers then sped off down the highway in an attempt to get rid of them.

Traffic could be seen backed up for miles as bee keepers cleaned up the spilled crates.

Garvin County Sheriff's Deputy Carl Zink shot video from inside his patrol vehicle as it was surrounded by thousands of bees.

According to a post on his Facebook page, Zink says the fire department sprayed the bees off the hood so they moved to the back of the vehicle.

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