No one is quite sure how this bear got into the Subaru, located in Golden, Colorado, but this video shows how they got him out.
“He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and forth from front to back,” said Deputy Josh Tillman. “He just demolished the car,”
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Annie Bruecker can vouch for the damage and the smell.
“It’s like wet dog, but a little worse than wet dog,” Bruecker said.
Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight. She left her doors unlocked, which she said, she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.
“She screamed from downstairs,” Bruecker said. “She said, ‘Annie, there’s a bear in your car.’ And I thought that she meant that it broke a window, and I was like, ‘okay, that’s life.’ But, no she actually meant that it was in my car.”
Deputies Tillman and McLaughlin answered the call and deliberated before deciding the best option was to pop the hatch to release the bear.
Deputy McLaughlin manually opened the door while deputy Tillman stood nearby with a shotgun, in case anything dangerous were to happen.
Thankfully, the bear was mainly interested in getting back into the wild, making a run for the forest as soon as the hatch was popped.
No windows were broken, but the interior of the vehicle was destroyed.