Jackson, NH police are warning motorists to clean up and secure their vehicles after a bear used some leftover fast food from inside someone’s car.
On Monday, police shared a video on Facebook of the bear standing on the hood of the car with a McDonald’s bag it had taken from the vehicle.
It happened outside the Yesterdays restaurant in Jackson, where the motorist had stopped for breakfast. The Jackson Police Department released photos of the ‘Brazen Bruin’ and the wrecked car along with a public safety announcement, advising people to keep their windows rolled up, lock doors and leave no food or trash behind inside their vehicles.
“This Brazen Bruin decided to use an abandoned bag of McDonald’s food in a car!” wrote the police. “Reminder, ‘Hungry Bear, Don’t Care’…keep your windows open, doors locked and the car free of snacks!”
The Jackson Police Department website says bears will enter vehicles if they smell food inside and can cause a lot of damage. You should never approach or approach a bear, and it is against state law to feed them, according to police.
“If you encounter a bear, make noise and back away slowly,” the department’s website says. “Loud noises are often enough to scare a bear away. Do not make eye contact with the bear.
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