A Colorado family had a fright when a bear decided to take their car for a spin. The bear managed to get into the empty vehicle sounded the horn, before sending it rolling 125 feet into a thicket while still inside.
Dan Elliot from the Guardian.co.uk is reporting the family was sound asleep in their Larkspur home which is 30 miles south of Denver. Then early Friday morning the bear opened the unlocked 2008 Toyota Corolla and went inside said seventeen year old Ben Story.
It is thought a discarded peanut butter sandwich on the back seat was the thing that attracted the bear in the first place. A spokesman for the Colorado Division of Wildlife –Tyler Backfield- commented that it was not unusual for bears to enter houses and cars when searching for food. “It happens all the time,” “They’re very smart,” he said.
The bear must have knocked the shifter on the automatic transmission which sent the car rolling backward off the drive. After the emergency services were called the bear was freed by deputies opening the door with a rope. The family will now need a new car as the bear wrecked the interior while trying to escape, which also left “a present” on the driver’s seat according to the family.