Pallets upon pallets of Bimbo bread dumped at Pony Pasture

Posted at 10:07 AM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 17:50:29-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Pony Pasture is known for boating, sun bathing, and now bread.

Pallets of bread were found dumped at the James River Park Friday morning.

River goers said they saw a bread truck parked near the river bank Friday morning.

"As we walked by, my daughter said 'why is there so much bread in there," said Jason Mauskapf. "And we didn't pay much more attention."

The truck was long gone after someone noticed the bread had ended up at the river's edge.

"Don't know the reasons, you know, could be good intentions -- he may want to try and feed people here, I have no idea," said Mauskapf.  "But weird."

The manufacturer of the bread is looking into the situation.

"We are aware that products and pallets were spilled alongside James River in Pony Pasture Park and are deeply disappointed to learn of this disrespectful act within our community," wrote Bimbo Bakeries in a statement to CBS 6.

A CBS 6 viewer tipped us off to the problem and Richmond Police later confirmed, that even though it's bread, it's still considered illegal dumping.

City crews eventually responded to clean up the mess.

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