Colorado bear breaks into car, ‘butt-shifts’ to neutral & drives 100ft down hill
The incident happened on Thursday night. The bear pulled the door open and climbed into an unlocked car somewhere in Boulder County, Colorado, the local sheriff’s office reported.
The door closed behind the animal once it got inside the vehicle. The bear then apparently felt trapped, began frantically working its way out and accidentally “butt-shifted the car into neutral.” The vehicle rolled off the driveway and went 100 feet down a hill. It stopped after hitting a tree, and only then could the bear get out and flee.Also on rt.com Ferocious felon: ‘Hangry’ bear breaks into car & locks itself inside (VIDEO)
A photo from the ‘crime scene,’ shared by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, showed a wrecked hatchback near a tree in the woodlands, with its doors wide open and its interior smashed.
The whole situation serves as “a good reminder to keep your car doors locked, especially in bear country,” police said.
It was not the first time a nosy bear was drawn to a parked vehicle in Colorado. Last year, a security camera in Boulder filmed how an animal approached a car, successfully opened three of its doors, climbed inside and then left.
This occurred over the weekend at one of our Rocky Mountain contingent's houses. Delicate in the way he opens all the doors, brutal indifference in remembering to shut them 😆🐻. @nest #caughtonNestCam@dailycamera@KyleClarkhttps://t.co/dZ1YmH8bmY— Red Van Workshop (@RedVanWorkshop) October 15, 2018
“Bears get into unlocked cars all the time,” a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson said at the time.
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