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Bear grabs iPad, food at San Bernardino campsite

September 24, 2012 |  5:43 am
Bears are often spotted around campsites looking for food -- but one San Bernardino bear made off with more than just a snack.

Jesse Dinkel was fishing at Jenks Lake in the San Bernardino National Forest on Saturday when a bear made off with a backpack that had an iPad inside, KTLA reported. The bear later returned to the area, rummaging through a picnic table spread before running off with a container full of food.

Dinkel caught the second snatch on camera.

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"It was crazy," Dinkel told KTLA. "He was really not shy."

Dinkel said park employees did investigate but, after finding no sign of the bear, didn't ask patrons to leave.

As for the guy whose backpack and iPad were stolen? The goods were nowhere to be found.

"Try getting the insurance company to believe that," Dinkel said.


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