Bear breaks into Colorado Circuit City store


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) -- A bear breaks into a Circuit City in the Springs in Tuesday morning and it's all caught on tape. The Division of Wildlife said the bear was last seen in an area near North Academy and Woodmen. Officers suspect he’s taking a nap before returning home.

On the surveillance tape, the bear walked right through a glass door at Circuit City. He tried to go through another door, but bounced off. Frustrated, he stood up, trying to figure out how to get out of the loading dock area. A few seconds later, he left the same way he came in.

“What blows my mind is that I didn't hear it," said Dawn Greene. She is the supervisor who was getting ready to open the store.

“I saw the door was shattered. There was glass on the floor. I thought there was a human in there, which I was apparently wrong," said Greene.

Apparently, the bear was spotted sitting in a tree in the near-by parking lot. The Division of Wildlife scared him down and that's when he came running into Circuit City.

“This year has been a very active year for bears. We’re seeing bears we don't normally see because it’s so dry. They’re coming down looking for food," said Michael Seraphin with the DOW.

Greene joked the bear probably wasn't after a new T.V., but who knows what the bear-glur was after.

“I see deer around here, but never a bear. It was my first time and I don't wish to do it anytime soon," said Greene.

The DOW said the bear wasn't hurt at all from the broken glass. Of course, if the bear-glur is caught, he won't be facing any charges since he didn't make away with anything.

(Information provided by our sister station KKTV in Colorado.)

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  • by J Location: Knoxville on Jul 16, 2008 at 06:31 PM
    Must have been looking for a GPS to find his way home.


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