This sort of thing happens up here too. Every time a bear mauls some foolish camper who keeps food in his tent or does not change his clothes after cleaning fish the good ole boys form a posse and set off full of cheap domestic beer for a retalliation.
I remember years ago in British Columbia, two teens were fishing and a bear happened upon their campsite. The moron "hid" his fish by stuffing them in his shirt.
Balloo simply took a swipe at the source of the smell and took a large chunk of the kid with it.
And PRESTO! out came the townsfolk with shotguns askew and wound up shooting two bears, one horse and a guy wearing a Daniel Boone cap! I DID NOT make that up.
I wont' be surprised if FOX now does a special
"WHEN STINGRAYS GO BAD!!!"
People are stupid.