Pa. police chief befuddled by 'fool' in bear suit

GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania police chief is befuddled by someone who foolishly jumped in front of a car while wearing a bear costume during a snow storm.

Shaler Township Chief Bryan Kelly tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that nobody was hurt during the stunt, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. today in this suburb about five miles east of Pittsburgh.

Kelly says the bear-suited person jumped in front of the car at an intersection, then ran down an alley. Police showed up to investigate, but couldn’t track the suspect.

The area received about 4 inches of snow overnight, which only made the prank more dangerous.

The chief says he could understand the incident a little better “if it was April. ... I could see it as an April Fool’s thing.”

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