Look­ing for treats, black bear gets stuck in car, honks horn

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ROANOKE, Va. — The young black bear was prob­a­bly look­ing for treats when he climbed in­side a car in Vir­ginia, but it man­aged to honk the horn.

Roanoke po­lice say the 200-pound an­i­mal got stuck and blew the horn, rous­ing the car’s own­ers about 5 a.m. Thurs­day.

An of­fi­cer was able to open the car’s back door, and the bear ran into the woods.

Po­lice say snacks were in­side the car and re­minded peo­ple to keep their cars locked.

The in­ci­dent comes shortly af­ter a bear caused a spec­ta­cle in down­town Roanoke.

Lee Walker of the Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Game and In­land Fish­eries said res­i­dents shouldn’t be alarmed about the mul­ti­ple bear sight­ings. He says bears are more afraid of peo­ple than the other way around.

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