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Bear breaks into car, butt-shifts vehicle and drives downhill

Bear breaks into car, butt-shifts vehicle and drives downhill
Posted at 6:20 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 18:20:53-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A “delinquent bear” had a bit of fun in Boulder County this 4th of July, and it didn’t involve fireworks, KMGH reported. 

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said a bear pulled open an unlocked driver’s doors and climbed in. Unfortunately for the bear – and the car’s owner – the door closed behind the animal. The bear then worked on digging through all four doors, “but apparently butt-shifted the car into neutral.”

The car then rolled back and off the driveway about 100 feet down the hill, and the bear ended up swiping a tree before the car came to a full stop.

That was enough for the car to prop a door open, and the bear left the scene of the crash in an unknown direction.

The sheriff’s office said the image serves as a good reminder for people to lock their cars and remove all items that might attract a wild animal in bear country.