GLENDALE  (AP) — Glendale authorities say residents should keep an eye out for a bear after a man found one rifling through his garage refrigerator.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Glendale resident was awakened by strange noises coming from his garage at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The bear was seated next to an open refrigerator in the resident’s garage.

City spokeswoman Vicki Gardner says the resident made eye contact with the large animal before going back inside the house and locking his door.

Police arrived just in time to see the bear leaving the back yard.

Gardner says the city has received reports that a bear had been plundering outdoor trash cans in the area.

Gardner says it’s possible the animal wandered into the nearby Verdugo Mountains.

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Comments (6)
  1. Liver Lips says:

    Hey Bo-Bo lets go and get some pic-a-nick baskets.

  2. Christina39 says:

    I am going to have to assume this was northern Glendale but it still seems odd.

  3. Alpha Kenny Juan says:

    I hike in the Verdugo Mountains two or three times a week, on average (I live in La Crescenta), and one of my hiking buddies mentioned that he saw a bear while he was hiking on the Edison Trail, which runs from La Tuna Canyon to Crescenta Valley Park. I’ve seen bobcats six or seven times – and I once saw a mountain lion in the distance.

  4. Christina39 says:

    All my “hiking” was done at Descanso Gardens. No bears, no critters!

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