COLFAX (CBS Sacramento) — People who head into the Sierra should never forget that it’s bear country up there.
Case in point: A hungry bear attracted to something inside someone’s car completely trashed the vehicle, a video from Placer County Sheriff’s deputies shows.READ MORE: West Contra Costa Unified School District Partners With Non-Profit Conscious Kitchen To Provide Kids Organic Meals
“I came awake by missed calls and finally got a call to my wife saying ‘hey we got a bear in your car,’” Dustin Clark said.Marin County Focuses on Restarting Schools at Teacher Vaccination 'Super Pods'
The incident happened in Colfax last Monday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies responded to investigate a report of suspicious circumstances but instead found a bear locked in a car.
Deputies broke out one of the car’s windows to get the bear out. The bear eventually jumped out, leaving a completely torn-up car behind.
“I mean, he really pillaged and destroyed the inside of this rig we’ve had for 12 years that my wife loved. I still love it. Still not getting rid of it and it’s just something to be aware of that this can happen anywhere,” Clark said.MORE NEWS: Berkeley Officials To Consider Making VP Harris' Childhood Home A Landmark
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