Annie Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight with the doors unlocked, which she said she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.
Deputies believe the bear may have entered through an unlocked door that closed after he was inside the vehicle. Based on moisture on the windows, it appears the bear had been inside the Subaru for a while.
“He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and forth from front to back,” said Deputy Josh Tillman. “He just demolished the car.”
No windows were broken, but the interior of the vehicle was destroyed.
When the bear was released, it was mainly interested in getting back into the wild, making a run for the forest as soon as the hatch was popped.
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