SIMI VALLEY (CBSLA) — Hey, Boo Boo, bears don’t usually visit Simi Valley.
In a news alert headlined “Pic-A-Nic Basket Thief Apprehended,” Simi Valley police say they found a bear roaming through an industrial complex at 2280 Ward Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Friday.READ MORE: California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas
The approximately 100-pound bear was was spotted wandering the area, “presumably looking for picnic baskets,” police said.READ MORE: Search Warrant Executed To Obtain Black Box Data In Tiger Woods Crash
The state Department of Fish and Game were called to the scene and cornered the bear after a “somewhat lengthy game of ‘cat and mouse.’” The bear was tranquilized and has been relocated to a remote location away from Simi Valley.
Bears are a rather unusual sight in Simi Valley, which more typically sees visits from mountain lions.MORE NEWS: Railroad Worker Killed After 2 Freight Trains ‘Converge’ In Buena Park
And in their commitment to the Yogi Bear references, Simi Valley police said residents should remember to keep all compartmentalized woven baskets, red-and-white tablecloths, fine china, silverware, linens and any and all food items inside their homes.