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Bear rips bumper off Colorado doughnut shop's delivery car

By Ben Hooper

May 25 (UPI) -- The owners of a Colorado doughnut shop said a bear ripped off the rear bumper of their delivery vehicle trying to get to the doughnut smell in the trunk.

Todd and Kim Robertson of Steamboat Springs said they awoke early Monday to discover a bear had been trying to get into the trunk of the Ford Focus they use to make deliveries for their downtown business, the Moose Watch Cafe.

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The couple posted photos of the damage to the car to the cafe's Facebook page.

"Donuts so good it turns bear to a life of crime...the smell was just too good to resist!" the Facebook post said.

The couple said the bear left a large paw print on the car and tore off the rear bumper before giving up and leaving the scene. They said there is little doubt as to what drew the bear to the car.

"It always reeks of doughnuts in there," Kim Robertson told Steamboat Today.

She said there were no doughnuts in the car at the time, but there were aprons in the vehicle that smelled heavily of the pastry treats.

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Steamboat Springs Police Officer John McCartin confirmed he could smell the strong odor of doughnuts while standing outside the vehicle.

"I guess if anyone is an expert about this, it's us," McCartin said, jokingly referencing the stereotypical relationship between police officers and doughnuts.

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