Bears break into a car in Colorado, tear up interior


A Colorado man who had some serious vandalism done to his car says he thinks he knows the culprits — a family of bears that has been roaming his neighborhood.

Bob Monzel of rural Jefferson County says he believes a mother bear and her cubs entered his Honda Element sometime early last week and went on a rampage while trying to get out.

KMGH-TV reported that the bears clawed the car doors, smashed the plastic dashboard and left electrical wires dangling from the ceiling.

Yellow insulation is all that’s left of the seat cushions.

There was no food inside, but Monzel’s family did leave a package of gum and mints in the vehicle after washing it during the previous weekend.

Monzel says he was “floored” by the damage. The car is insured.

Pot-laced treats dropped on central Pa. street


Police say they’ve found some tricky marijuana-laced treats that somebody apparently dropped on a central Pennsylvania street.

State College police told the Centre Daily Times that a resident found the treats Thursday morning, several hours before trick-or-treating was to begin.

The treats were similar to marshmallow crisped-rice treats, except they were made with a different kind of cereal — and tested positive for marijuana.

The three bars were wrapped in foil and found inside a plastic bag that someone apparently dropped by mistake.

Police don’t know who made the treats but have been trying to find out.

Motorcycle is recovered in California 46 years after theft


Authorities say a Nebraska man is getting his motorcycle back — 46 years after it was stolen from his backyard.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday the black and blue 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was recovered last week at the Port of Los Angeles.

It was on its way to Japan, with its value listed as $9,000.

The bike was reported stolen in February 1967. It was worth $300 then and wasn’t insured.

The California Highway Patrol will return the bike to its original owner, who is now in his 70s and still lives in Omaha, Neb.

The name of the original owner was not released.

Associated Press

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