We've seen bears get into cars several times before but we haven't reported on one since 2011.
You might have thought you were safe... till now: A Florida woman's car was torn to shreds when a bear was smart enough to get inside, but dumb enough to lock itself in.
Randy Moon told ABCNews.com that he woke up around 2:30 a.m. early Monday morning when he heard a ruckus outside of the Paisley, Fla. house that he shares with his daughter Heather Bybee and her two kids.
“I looked outside at the car and saw the dash light on. There was a bear tearing it all to pieces, going from side to side,” Moon said.
Moon grabbed the car keys to unlock the door to the Toyota Matrix for the discombobulated bear, which he says had likely been trapped inside for a few hours.
“I stood there and opened the door — the bear and I were face-to-face. I said, ‘you gotta get out of here.’ He was foaming in the mouth,” Moon said.
Once the door was open, the bear ran off. But Bybee’s car, which was covered in paw prints, was a shambles. The car’s interior consoles were destroyed, the interior roof was clawed through and the doors had been scratched to pieces.
Moon said that the car, which he helped his daughter buy four months ago, is totaled.The only sensible comment on this event came from the car owner's young son:
"I don't like bears. Just tear up everything like a wild animal."
Photographic evidence that this sort of thing goes back as long as there have been cars, from Flickr user born1945.