I am not sure if this story is 100% true, it sounds like it might have been embellished a bit but it is said a bear went for a little joyride in the town of Larkspur, Colorado Friday morning when it got into an unlocked car and knocked the gear into neutral, sending it down a hill and knocking over a few trees before coming to a full stop.
The Denver Post reports that an adult black bear got behind the wheel after the driver’s son left a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a stick of deodorant in the car. The door closed behind the bear and as it looked for a way out, the gear shift was bumped into neutral and sent the car rolling 125 feet backwards down a hill.
Neighbours called the police after hearing the car honk for 45 minutes.
Ralph Story said his 2008 Toyota Corolla is beyond repair: the interior is destroyed, the dashboard had been ripped out and the airbags have been deployed. Fortunately, the damages are covered by insurance and the bear was freed by deputies two-and-a-half hours after it’s wild ride.