Monday, June 20, 2016

Determined Bear rips car apart in West Vancouver

Originally the vehicle's owner told police they thought someone had broken into their car, but upon inspection, officers realized the culprit had been a bear. One window was smashed, the leather seats were torn apart and even the side air bags were ripped.

The damage was reported by a resident near Taylor Way and the Trans Canada Highway around 10:30 a.m. PT on Sunday. Police estimate the damage at over $ 10,000. "It's something that I've seen in the last couple years especially in the British Properties where the bears are so active," said Cpl. Trevor Griffiths.

West Vancouver police have reminded residents of the perils of leaving food in their vehicles.

Encounters between humans and bears seem to be increasing in West Vancouver.

It often ends badly for the bear.

Police officers shot and killed this black bear in West Vancouver.