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DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A bear broke into a sport utility vehicle in southwestern Colorado, trashed its interior and caused it to roll out of a driveway and smash into a mailbox.

Neighbors heard the crash early Friday and called law enforcement officers in the small city of Durango.

Ron Cornelius joked that he doesn’t usually get up at 5 a.m. “unless there is a bear driving a car down the street.”

The Durango Herald reports Cornelius took photographs of the car with its steering wheel pulled off and the radio pulled out of the dash.

The bear’s actions may have released the parking brake or put the transmission into neutral, causing the SUV to roll out of a driveway. The SUV’s back window was broken.

The bear was gone when authorities arrived.

 

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Comments
  1. Sooo…how do they know it was a bear? No one said they saw the bear or that there was video of the bear- just that they heard the crash. How do they know it wasn’t a cat or a raccoon or a giraffe? Poor bear gettin’ blamed. I thought it was innocent until proven guilty. :P

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