Bear cubs break into woman's car to steal fries, tea

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  May 22, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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May 22 (UPI) -- A Tennessee woman said the allure of fries and sweet tea led a trio of bear cubs to climb into her car and wreck the interior.

Carrie Bunch said her car was parked in Gatlinburg when the bears climbed into the vehicle through a backseat window.

"There were three bears in there at one point," Bunch told WATE-TV. "They're probably starving and I had a lot of fries in there because I'd just gotten McDonald's and they got my sweet tea and they just chugged it."

Bunch, who captured the incident on video, said the bears were unperturbed by the crowd that gathered to watch them.

"I feel like they're smart and they can do whatever they wanna do and they didn't care that the alarms were going off and that everybody was yelling and screaming," Bunch said. "They didn't care at all. So it's kind of dangerous for people to be out there."

Bunch said the bears broke a window, tore the leather seats and busted window shields inside the vehicle. She said the incident taught her a valuable lesson.

"I'm not going to leave food in my car," she said.

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