Broken Arrow Man Accused Of Stealing Stuffed Polar Bear Arrested


Friday, August 12th 2016, 12:39 pm
By: News On 6


A Broken Arrow man accused of stealing a taxidermied polar bear at Tulsa's Jones Riverside Airport is behind bars.

Bryan Adair, 61, was charged Thursday with larceny of lost property, possession of an endangered species and possession of prohibited wildlife.

Game wardens confiscated the bear August 4th and said Adair didn’t have the required permits to own a mounted polar bear.  The bear was legally harvested in Hope, Alaska in 1969 by Bill Gilstrap and kept on display in a hangar at the airport. Records say, when the owner died, Adair stole the mounted bear from the hangar and put it in his.

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Jail records show Bryan Adair has a court appearance set for August 19.