Bear Breaks Into Circuit City, Has As Much Luck Locating An Employee As You Do

Colorado Springs police say that the vandal who broke into a closed Circuit City wasn’t trying to steal electronics — it was a confused black bear.

Apparently, the bear panicked after setting off an alarm at a nearby restaurant. He smashed through the sliding glass doors of the Circuit City and hung around in the customer waiting area for awhile before exiting the same way he came in.

A surveillance camera captured the bear’s shopping trip, and we have to admit, aside from smashing the sliding glass door, it looks exactly like our last shopping trip to Circuit City. Hello? Does anyone work here?

Bear Breaks in to Colo. Springs Circuit City (With Video!) [MyFoxColorado]


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  1. DashTheHand says:

    I can has customerz service plz?

  2. Nepkarel says:


  3. citabria says:

    Moral of this story: If you want to rob a Circuit City store, wear a bear costume…

  4. michaeldellario says:

    Even bears can sniff out failure.

  5. Szin says:

    And the #1 threat in America….. BEARS!

  6. DrJimmy says:

    Even if a CSR had been there, they would have refused to honor the bear’s coupons.

  7. Jay Slatkin says:

    Bear sez, “Who do I have to maul to get service around here?”

  8. SaveMeJeebus says:

    Would they have had the balls to check his receipt at the door?

  9. ScubaSteveKzoo says:

    I used to work at Circuit city and i’m SO glad I’m not anymore. that said, the way the stores are set up, its difficult for customers to understand where to go to get help. Still, I hated dealing with stupid customers like that.

  10. celticgina says:

    “If we don’t have your honey ready in 24 min….

  11. Well, he waited for more than the 20 minutes, and the product wasn’t available. But the Mgr. refused to issue the gift card, so the bear went home to launch a EECB against Circuit City.

  12. renilyn says:

    What is even stranger about all this is… I live in Colorado Springs and none of this even hit the news. Not even on the Fox station that ran this story in print.

  13. sahhhm says:

    Clearly, the customer is at fault here…

  14. tom2133 says:

    That’s it…. He’s sick of the shenanigans at Circuit City. He’s going to Best Buy.

  15. evslin says:

    The bear cavalry is on the loose!

  16. @DrJimmy:
    Nobody refuses to honor a Bear‘s coupons.

  17. thatblackgirl says:

    What is a bear doing shopping at Circuit City anyway?

    (had to get that in there)

  18. Wormfather is Wormfather says:

    OMG, I dont have a snarky comment.


  19. midwestkel says:

    I used to work at that Circuit City on North Academy Blvd. Right now there is another issue with an African Lion roaming around El Paso County, same county as this Circuit City.


  20. Askiba says:

    Bears need their video games too! The woods sure can get boring, you know.

  21. mgy says:

    If a bear can break into a circuit city, they could probably break into your home.

    Now I won’t be able to sleep.

  22. midwestkel says:

    @renilyn: Yea I do to, its funny because we hear these stories all the time so we dont even care anymore.

  23. EyeHeartPie says:

    @renilyn: I dunno about Colorado Springs, but while visiting Maine, I found out that this kind of thing (bear vandalism of windows and trash cans and such) happens quite often, so it isn’t really TV news-worthy, unless there is something more important to cover, like a turn for the worst in the war in Iraq. In that case, this story would have aired to occlude the real one.

  24. EyeHeartPie says:

    Also, doesn’t everyone know that bears are the #1 threat to America?

  25. PHX602 says:

    I can’t wait for people to start blaming the bear for not knowing what the store hours were.

    At least the bear didn’t have to show his receipt when exiting the Circuit City.

  26. mobilehavoc says:

    He must have heard about the sale on HDTVs and wanted one for his cave.

  27. tom2133 says:

    The bear does not want a $#@&ing Extended Warranty!

  28. At least the bear wasn’t Cedric Benson.

  29. MountainCop says:

    Could have been worse – here in Colorado we believe in keeping and arming bears…

    or is that keeping and bearing arms?

  30. Colage says:

    Odd as it may sound, my problem with Circuit City isn’t being able to find someone, it’s one of their employees asking me if I’m finding everything okay every 30 seconds.

  31. Trai_Dep says:

    Funny. I didn’t realize that Ted Haggard liked bears…

  32. endless says:

    That bear bought as much at circuit city as everyone else.

  33. Canino says:

    I didn’t have any trouble finding an employee the last time I went to CC. But after I told him I could get the same item at for 60% less, he quickly abandoned me.

  34. thebluepill says:

    Bears are scavangers and often sniff out the dying..

  35. not2techy says:

    So if a bear $&!%s in Circuit City, does the customer experience still smell the same?

  36. CubsPride says:

    @PhilVillarreal: Benson would never have made it in, he would have been tackled for a loss.

    /off to deadspin

  37. ElizabethD says:

    The bear needs to break into a furniture showroom store where all the sales staff is on commission. Those people are like ticks on a … bear.

  38. nycaviation says:

    You hear that, Ed? Bears! You’re putting the whole station in jeopardy!

  39. WeAre138 says:

    Hello? Anyone there? Your intarweb site said you have my order ready in 24 mins or less. Hello?

  40. AdvocatesDevil says:

    Looks like bad news for the… “impson” family.

  41. nsv says:

    “Is it true?”

    “Do bears crap in Circuit City?”

  42. PHX602 says:

    … so the bear says, “You didn’t really come here to hunt, did you?”

  43. DWalk says:

    Freakin country bear jamberoo…

  44. bobacus says:


  45. chiggers says:

    Circuit City is so 1995.

  46. Peeved Guy says:

    @renilyn: Same here. I read it in a feed from a Denver paper. Typically the news stations are all over “bear invades a local neighborhood” for the cutsie story of the night.

  47. Peeved Guy says:

    @Trai_Dep: Someone mentioned a “bear from the back mountain” and Haggard mishear and came a’runnin.

  48. Leohat says:

    “Look for the bare necessities

    The simple bare necessities

    Forget about your worries and your strife

    I mean the bare necessities

    Old Mother Nature’s recipes

    That brings the bare necessities of life”

    Disney’s “The Jungle BooK” –The Bare Necessities

  49. Does a bear sheit in a Circuit City?

    One must know!

    Yo, entry level employee, the manager has tasked you with cleaning up the bear sheit in aisle 4.

  50. SugarSugar says:

    Midwestkel: remember, it could just be a very large dog.

  51. Craig says:

    Best. Headline. Ever.

    BTW, referring to the bear as a “confused black bear” is very insensitive. It should be referred to as a “confused African-American bear.”