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

Posted: 8:08 PM, Jul 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-06 10:28:45-04
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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A “delinquent bear” had a bit of fun in Boulder County this 4th of July, and it didn’t involve fireworks.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said a bear pulled open an unlocked driver’s doors and climbed in. Unfortunately for the bear – not to mention the owner of the car – 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 on foot, or should I say… paws, 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.