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Bear Runs Loose In Bridgeport
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on July 26, 2013 @ 3:33PM
Created on July 25, 2013 @ 6:17PM
PHOTO COURTESY Connect-Bridgeport.com Editor's Note: The photo above was taken in the Burnside Funeral parking lot, by Sheila Alvarez. 

Usually we hear about police officers being called out to handle car wrecks... robberies... and many other things. but...earlier this week...they responded to a bear on the loose.

He was first spotted at the Speedway Gas Station on Route 50 on Tuesday. He was only there for a few minutes when he went back into the woods. Officers said it was a hot part of the day so they think he just wanted to cool off. Later that day, when it cooled off, the bear was seen again in the parking lot of Burnside Funeral Home. Thursday, we set out to see if you saw the bear and what you thought about it. For the most part, people said they're businesses were closed so they didn't see it. But one woman we talked to said the mystery bear somehow ventured into her backyard.

"He was just standing on all four eating an apple and then shortly after that he stood on his hind legs and pulled more apples down out of the tree. I was totally surprised. In 52 years I had not seen a bear in this area," said Elizabeth Bowling, Bridgeport Resident. 

Officers said be cautious in the area and do not approach the bear for any reason.

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