WATCH: Deputies free bear stuck in trash dumpster

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(CNN) – Sheriff’s deputies in California on Monday lent a helping hand to a bear that got stuck while dumpster diving.

According to a posting on the Placer County Sheriff’s website, the bear is known around the area as “T-shirt.”‘

He got the nickname because of a white patch of fur on his chest.

This wasn’t “T-shirt’s” first run-in with the law.

According to the posting, he’s had prior encounters with police.

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