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Bears break through pet door, ransack Monrovia kitchen

March 28, 2013|By KTLA News

One man in Monrovia came face to face with a couple of unwanted guests this week when two hungry bears broke into his home, ransacked the kitchen and ate everything in sight.

Justin Lee said the bears apparently broke through a pet door.

“I was just like hanging out inside with my dog. I look over and me and the bear just like lock eyes,” Lee recounted.

“Just the whole kitchen was a mess. The garbage was on the floor, our food was eaten.”

Lee ran upstairs and called 911. The bears headed to his backyard.

He noticed they were chowing down on his dog’s food and the meal his mother left out on the table for him.

Monrovia police and animal control used bean bag shots to force the bears to flee. No one was hurt in the process.

Even though he lives in an area prone to bear activity, for Lee there’s always something new to learn.

“We kind of have to reevaluate now like how safe we are in terms of having food out inside now,” he said.

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