Watch: Colorado Black Bear Locks Itself in Car
The bizarre encounter is emblematic of a broader problem—rising numbers of run-ins between humans and bears.
Sheriff’s deputies outside of Denver, Colorado, recently responded to a bearly believable call: reports that a black bear had somehow locked itself inside a car.
The bizarre encounter—filmed and posted to YouTube by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on July 12—begins with deputies approaching the vehicle, a gray Subaru parked at a residence in Golden, Colorado. The responders seem baffled by the situation.
“Okay, how did he get in?” one deputy said as he approached the vehicle. “I don’t see a broken window.”
Jenny Fulton, the public information officer for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, says that the bear entered the closed but unlocked vehicle sometime on the night of July 11.
The curious bear set off the car’s alarm, but