by Josh Gross
Portland, Ore.'s Burnside Bridge was shut down briefly Wednesday evening so a coven of bearded men carrying an assault rifle could be detained and questioned. Why were they strolling around Stumptown with an AK? To take photos for a calendar benefiting breast cancer, obviously.
From KATU News in Portland:
Several of the men told KATU News they were on their way to take a photo under the "Portland, Oregon" sign near the Burnside Bridge to raise money for breast cancer research. The men said the photo was going to be part of a Beards for Breasts calendar.
"It's from Seattle," said Jedediah Aacker. "This girl, Sugar June, does it. She puts together a calendar for all the beard clubs around the nation. Beards for breasts."
Aacker wasn't entirely clear as to why the cops were called, as in his view, they were "just a bunch of dudes walking across the bridge wearing camo getting rad."
"We didn't mean to shake up the community or shut down the Burnside Bridge," said Matthew Jenkins. "Just trying to save boobs, you know?"
The full story can be read here.