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Black bear frightens residents in La Crescenta

September 8, 2011 |  8:34 am

Several residents of the Briggs Terrace neighborhood in northeastern La Crescenta were frightened this week after a black bear dug into their trash cans in search of a late-night snack, officials said.

Residents notified sheriff’s deputies of the wandering bear about 10 p.m. Tuesday after it knocked  down trash cans and scoured for food, Deputy Steve Toly of the Crescenta Valley sheriff’s station told the Glendale News-Press. The large bear terrified residents, he added.

“He was confident,” Toly said.

Deputies warned residents to stay indoors and retrieve their pets during the bear’s outing, he said.

They maintained a spotlight on the bear for two to three hours as it went through the trash cans. It  eventually returned to the mountains, Toly said.

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