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Bear cub visits Colorado Springs pizzeria for snack, nap

By Ben Hooper

COLORADO SPRINGS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Police in Colorado Springs said a bear cub wandered into a pizzeria for a quick snack before settling in for a nap on a shelf.

Colorado Springs Police shared photos on Facebook of the bear being removed Monday from a shelf at Louie's Pizza by Colorado Parks & Wildlife officers assisted by police.

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Police said Palmer High School was put into lockdown Monday when the bear was spotted nearby, hut the school was given the all-clear when the bear was found to have wandered through an open door into a Louie's Pizza food preparation room.

Investigators said the bear ate some cinna-bread icing before curling up for a nap on a shelf.

A Parks & Wildlife officer tranquilized the bear and took it to a rehabilitation facility, where it was found to be suffering from a wounded paw.

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Parks & Wildlife spokesman Matt Robbins said the bear was also malnourished.

"If we get that weight up and the wound heals, it will go back into the wild," Robbins told the Colorado Springs Gazette.

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