Sacto 9-1-1
May 2, 2013
Bear gets stuck in pickup, leaves a mess

user32093-1367465853-media1_8ab3b5_240_180_PrsMe_.jpegBy Barbara Barte Osborn
Bee Correspondent

TRUCKEE - It's not unusual for bears - especially juveniles - to wreak havoc at winter's end in Truckee, but it is surprising to see one at the wheel of a pickup.

According to the Truckee Police Department, a juvenile bear entered the cab of the unlocked truck Wednesday evening and was unable to get out when the door closed behind it.

Police officers arrived at the home, on St. Bernard Drive in the Tahoe Donner subdivision, and quickly released the frightened bear.

There was significant damage to the interior of the truck, authorities said. Bear scat was also left inside.

Police are encouraging residents and visitors to lock their vehicles and not keep any food or other scented items that could attract hungry bears in their cars.

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