Bears are driving cars in Colorado — most recent ended in crash


Colorado police say a bear that got stuck inside a car took a quick cruise before crashing the automobile.

Ron Cornelius, of Durango, Colorado discovered his Subaru SUV had been driven by the bear to the bottom of his driveway.

Cornelius said the bear did not start the car, so police believe the bear must have released the gear from park to neutral, thus, causing it to roll backwards downhill, hitting into his mailbox.

At first, Cornelius and his wife suspected thieves tried to steal the car, but soon realized it was a bear once they took a look inside the car and saw all the damage.  Plus, according to Cornelius, there was a huge hair ball left inside the car.

Cornelius said the car was left in complete shambles.  The back window had been shattered, the radio was ripped out, and the steering wheel was pulled completely off the shaft.

However strange this sounds to people across the nation, this is not at all unusual for Colorado residents.  According to authorities, at least two bears get stuck inside cars each week.

According to Dan Bender, who is the spokesperson for the La Plata County Sheriff’s office, the reason why black bears find their way into cars is because they are searching for food.  Bender says the black bears are exceptionally hungry more this year than usual because their usual food supply was wiped out by a late season frost.

Is stands to question whether Cornelius’ insurance will cover the destruction caused by the bear.

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