Bangor Fire Outeats Bangor Police [PHOTOS]
The challenge? Eat the Paul Bunyan Burger - a 2 pound angus beef patty with a pound of thick cut bacon, 4 slices of cheese, a head of lettuce, one whole fresh tomato, one onion, in a roll. Oh, there's one pound of French fries that goes with it! Finish everything in a hour and it's free, fail and it's $32.99. Oh, did I mention that so far 7 have tried, and 7 have failed!
The Bangor Fire Department and the Bangor Police Department each sent a team of 5 to Hollywood Casino, but it was all for a good cause, the team that ate the most in one hour would win $1000 for their charity, and the runner-up would receive $500. The Bangor Fire Department sent Greg Hodge, John York, Jesse Belieuch, Stan Grass and Jared Willey, while the Bangor Police Department sent Kris Beck, Jose Vidaurri, Aaron Brooker, Tim Shaw and Keith Larby. The Duck of Justice was noticeably absent!
The chiefs were down rooting on their troops, of course they were doing it from the sidelines!
The burgers were brought out!
When the bell sounded, the 5 firefighters and 5 police officers were off! Different strategies were employed
With 20 minutes left, Firefighter Jared Willey had finished everything but the bun, and began the process of eating it. He had polished off everything else! But, it wasn't to be, as he wasn't able to finish the challenge when the final bell sounded.
So it was up to the scale! All the leftovers were collected, and the Bangor Firefighters were the first to the scale, they weighed in at 4 3/4 pounds of food left.
The Bangor Police leftovers were weighed, and they had 5 pounds of food left! The Bangor Firefighters won by 1/4 pound!
The Bangor Firefighters accepted a check from Hollywood Casino for their charity, Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The Bangor Police accepted a check from Hollywood Casino for their charity Special Olympics.
Two contestants, one from the firefighters and police were sick after the event concluded. So far 17 have accepted the Paul Bunyan challenge, and 17 have failed! The line of the night went to Lt. Paul Edwards from the Police Department as he left, he was heard to say "Well we know who the real pigs are!"
Congratulations to all, and may you have a restful sleep, with no bad dreams that a giant burger is chasing you!