Bear Breaks into House, Kool-Aid Man Crashes Through Wall
A bear made its way into a home in Estes Park on Friday, then was spooked while in the house. Police said that the bear “forcibly breached a hole in the wall like the ‘Kool-Aid Man’ and made [its] escape.”
This is not the first bear break-in in Estes this year, with 35 bears breaking into vehicles. Wildlife officials say that there was not food in the vehicles, but the bears are used to there being food in cars, so they check just in case. It is likely that the bear burglar in question broke into the house in the search of food as well.
The police said in a statement on Facebook,
“For your safety, and the lives of these bears, PLEASE close and lock ALL windows and doors to your house and vehicles. Make it a routine to check everything is closed up before you go to bed or leave the house to do errands.”
“Please do your part to keep bears wild. Bears are extremely smart, which means we all have to be too. Sometimes it’s literally as easy as a push of a button or flick of a lock.”