Bear gets trapped in truck in Minnesota's Arrowhead Region, shot as it charges rescuer
September 10, 2021
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. -- A black bear somehow worked its way into a truck in Grand Marais early Monday, and then apparently locked itself inside the vehicle and couldn't get out.
By the time someone could get the door open to let the bear out it had destroyed the inside of the truck.
"Apparently it got into a few vehicles that night and ultimately ended up getting into this truck and having the door shut, then locked it so it couldn't get out," noted Mary Manning, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer who was called to the scene after the Sept. 6 ordeal. The bear "made quite a mess of things as I would guess it was freaked out by being trapped inside. It did quite a bit of damage to the truck, rendering it inoperable."