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Bear locks himself in car, honks horn awakening owners

Bear locks himself in car, honks horn awakening owners
Posted at 12:12 AM, May 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-13 00:12:00-04

(RNN) - A 200-pound black bear opened the door to a vehicle, locked himself in and then honked the horn trying to get out, rousting the car’s owners from their beds early Thursday. 

Roanoke County, VA, police responded to a 5 a.m. call from homeowners awakened by the bear laying on the horn of their vehicle.    

“The baby bear found some treats inside and caused minor damage to the vehicle. The officer was able to open the back door and the little guy eventually found his way out and ran off into the woods,” the police Facebook post said. 

WDBJ reports that the window to the car was not broken, and that police theorize that the bear opened the handle to enter the car.  

"Good crime prevention tip from Officer Thayer: always lock your car doors. It's not just thieves that break into your cars!" the post concluded. 

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