Bear Stuck Inside Subaru Rescued By Sheriff’s Deputies In Colorado

Image courtesy of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

It’s still unclear how a medium-sized bear got inside a Colorado woman’s Subaru and locked the door, but it’s nice to know that said animal was rescued from his vehicular prison by helpful sheriff’s deputies who had the good sense to get the whole thing on camera.

“How’d you get in there, bear?” a deputy asks in a video posted on YouTube that shows the bear hanging out inside the Subaru Outback around 9 a.m. on Tuesday. The car belongs to a 17-year-old who bought it recently and is using it to drive to her summer job, reports (warning: link contains video that autoplays).

“She screamed from downstairs,” she 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.”

Officials believe the bear got in through an unlocked door that closed after he was inside the vehicle. Though he was discovered just before 9 a.m., deputies say it seems he’d been in there for a while, based on the moisture on the windows, reports.

He spent his time on the inside ripping apart the upholstery and the ceiling, though no windows were broken.

“He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and forth from front to back,” said one deputy. “He just demolished the car.”

The bear seemed pretty pumped to get back to the wild, making a run for it as soon as the back hatch was popped open.

In the meantime, deputies are warning campers at a nearby campground to be cautious after the incident.

“Bears are unpredictable,” the deputy said. “And they’re starting to realize how to do a lot of human activity.”

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