Bear of a burglary nets stuffed Pa. bruin

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police are searching for some thieves who pulled off a bear of a burglary at a western Pennsylvania bar.

Uniontown police say five patrons pushed an 8-foot mounted bear over a second-floor railing at the Eagle's Nest bar early Sunday morning. The men fled in a pickup truck and the bear, which weighs as much as 800 pounds, was moved near a side door of the establishment.

But the next morning, it was gone.

The bar's owner says the bear had been professionally mounted in Alaska and was worth about $10,000.

Police say the bear and the outside steps had been damaged when the mounted animal was thrown over the railing.

Anyone who knows the bear's whereabouts is asked to contact Uniontown police.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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