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Bear takes accidental joyride in unlocked Subaru

By
Ben Hooper

July 9 (UPI) -- Police in Colorado said a bear "butt-shifted" a car into neutral and took an unintentional joyride down a hill.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said the bear apparently opened the doors of the unlocked car and ended up closed inside.

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Marks inside the car indicate the bear tried to claw its way out through all four doors, but instead "butt-shifted the car into neutral."

The car ended up rolling out of the driveway and about 100 feet down the hill.

"The four-legged suspect swiped a tree, rendering the car undrivable, but in the process popped a door open, and fled on foot... er, on paws in an unknown direction," the sheriff's office said.

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