Jul 26, 2010

Bear takes car for joyride in Colorado

A teen in Larkspur, Colorado left a peanut butter sandwich in his car. A bear, lured by the scent of the sandwich, got into his car and nudged the gearshift and sent it 125 feet backwards.

Ben Story, the car owner, said the car crashing into a thicket slamming the door shut. The trapped bear then shredded the interior of the car.

While Ben slept through the incident, neighbors were aroused when the bear started honking the cars horn.

Neighbors called 911. When deputies arrived they released the bear from a safe distance by pulling the door handle with a rope.

The inside of the Toyota was trashed.