LARKSPUR, Colo. - A Larkspur family is reliving its close encounter with a car thief Friday morning. But this wasn't just any car thief... it was an adult and very menacing black bear.
The bear managed to get into Ben Story's Toyota Corolla, put the car into neutral and send the vehicle skidding over one hundred feet into some trees on the family's property.
A neighbor of the Storys first heard the car honking shortly after two a.m. When Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies arrived, they spotted the bear inside the vehicle. The Story family of five was asleep inside their house and never heard any commotion.
Ralph Story said his 17-year-old son had left a peanut butter sandwich inside the vehicle and said the scent of the food undoubtedly prompted the bear to break and enter.
The sheriff's deputies ultimately attached rope to one of the car doors, opened the door from a distance and let the bear scamper away.