A pizzeria owner in Colorado blames a female black bear and her two cubs for damage to his kitchen — […]
A pizzeria owner in Colorado blames a female black bear and her two cubs for damage to his kitchen — and he has surveillance video to prove it, CBS Denver reports.
“It was really fun to come into that one,” said Tony Francher, the co-owner of Antonio’s Real New York Pizza in Estes Park.
Francher said the bears broke into a main window on the front of the business. He said they ate pretty lightly, nabbing several trays of dough and a chunk of salami before exiting.
“A note to police for the future: if bears break into our stores, please don’t shoot them. Every dumpster in town is now bear proof which leaves only our homes, cars and businesses,” the pizzeria said on Facebook.
“While I don’t advocate feeding wildlife in any way, I believe it would have been much better to have left the old dumpster tops in place because they wouldn’t become desperate enough to break into houses or businesses and the damage in dollars would be much lower,” the post said. «This could have been so much worse.»
The company keeps the majority of its materials in another room which the bears did not gain access to.
Francher expects the bears to break in and try to steal another meal. “Cameras will be rolling, but they won’t be able to get into anything,” he said.