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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 10:15 PM Jul 2016

Bear locks himself in car overnight, released but car totaled [View all]

Bruecker said all her car windows and doors were closed.

"When the door came open the bear jumped out kind of in my direction. I made a loud yell at him and it startled him and he took off the other direction like we wanted him to," said Tillman.

The bear was unharmed, but the same can't be said for Bruecker's car.

"My whole ceiling was ripped, the plastic from my sunroof cover was ripped out. My steering wheel was chewed, as was every other piece of my car," she said.

It was towed and is likely a total loss.

Items inside may not be salvageable.

"The bears don't smell good, they don't smell good," she said.

Bruecker said she had picked up some food within the past day, but it had been removed from the car. The only other thing the bear could have been after was a crushed can of lemonade.
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"The bears don't smell good, they don't smell good," OnyxCollie Jul 2016 #1
Good reason to burrowowl Jul 2016 #9
I rented a Dodge Caravan once... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #15
Sounds like a good candidate for a Bearavan pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #21
Just need to arm it awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #22
We all have a sacred right to bear arms pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #23
I bet the founding fathers awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #24
They never anticipated MFM, that's for sure pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #26
Nobody did awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #27
They will never get out that 'new-bear' smell! revmclaren Jul 2016 #2
*snort* pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #17
Poor thing! I am surprised (and relieved) he didn't die from the heat! nt tblue37 Jul 2016 #3
Me2 - the hell with the car. 840high Jul 2016 #6
Speaking of relieved, I'm sure he did plenty of relieving himself in there, too. NBachers Jul 2016 #28
Will their insurance cover this damage? napi21 Jul 2016 #4
Sometimes you eat the bear ... and sometimes the bear eats your car. GreatCaesarsGhost Jul 2016 #5
In Russia, car gets stuck in bear. n/t Beartracks Jul 2016 #11
I was in Tuolumne Meadows, in the high country at Yosemite, when an illegal camper left his car. . . Journeyman Jul 2016 #7
Costly mistake Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 #10
Yow. Cool story, bro. No, really! Beartracks Jul 2016 #12
Thanks. One of my two bear stories. The other's on how to keep safe around them . . . Journeyman Jul 2016 #19
I vaguely remember a funny bit on one of the sketch comedy shows pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #20
Closest I came to having to make that decision was during an afternoon run through the neighborhood… Journeyman Jul 2016 #25
I can hear Sheriff Buford Justice now... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2016 #16
The bears at Disney's Country Bear Jamboree would never have done that nikto Jul 2016 #8
I appreciate the steady-cam. Beartracks Jul 2016 #13
Does a bear s--- in the car? kairos12 Jul 2016 #14
"I am so ashamed. ... pinboy3niner Jul 2016 #18
Lol Liberal_in_LA Jul 2016 #29
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