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VIDEO: Bear rips car's interior to shreds

Bear released unharmed after eating snacks

A Florida black bear climbed into a car in Jefferson County, Florida on Monday, Aug. 1, 2018. The bear ate a banana and took a nap before deputies used a rope to lure the bear out.
A Florida black bear climbed into a car in Jefferson County, Florida on Monday, Aug. 1, 2018. The bear ate a banana and took a nap before deputies used a rope to lure the bear out.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Police always warn car owners to keep cars locked to prevent theft. 

Well, this Colorado car owner didn't heed the warning, and instead of being the victim of a crime, (he or she) was the victim of a bear break-in. 

The car was ripped to shreds when a bear went looking for snacks. After its tasty meal, the bear fell asleep.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies used a rope to safely open the car door to let the bear out.

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"So please make sure you goldilock your car to keep both thieves and bears from entering," said the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Facebook. "We’re pawsitively sure that if you do, it will greatly reduce your chances of losing important items and having your car trashed."

Fur-tive Car Break-In Suspect Caught in the Act!

We’ve often warned that leaving your car unlocked makes it easier for thieves to steal items, but, as we’ve now seen twice this past week, it also makes it easier for bears to climb in and make themselves at home. While this Yogi did not pack a pic-a-nic basket, he did enjoy the snacks he found juuuuuuuuuust right inside this car in Conifer before falling asleep. You can see from some of the damage that he left a half-eaten banana in the cub holder. So please make sure you goldilock your car to keep both thieves and bears from entering. We’re pawsitively sure that if you do, it will greatly reduce your chances of losing important items and having your car trashed. No humans or bears were injured when Deputy Barnes used a rope to safely open the car door while Deputy Fulenwider captured the moment. Though this happened Monday, we thought what’s more Colorado on Colorado Day than a bear locking itself in a car? Have a great day, JeffCo. Please be safe and lock your cars. We’ll be here if you need us.

Posted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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