Viral Video: Well-mannered bear raids Estes Park candy shop
ESTES PARK, Colo. — Not to be mistaken for a bull in a china shop, a black bear broke into a popular candy shop in Estes Park, taking care not to damage the shop and making away with nothing but a belly-full of sweets.
If not for a recently-installed surveillance camera, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owner Jo Adams would have thought she was vandalized by a squirrel. She even called her son down to the shop to help her find the varmint.
Watching the security video, she found the bear entered the shop through the front glass door, which was pried open by the bear’s paw. The animal seemed to prefer to eat the candy outside on the sidewalk before re-entering and grabbing more.
“At one point, (the bear) came back in and placed his paws on the glass candy display case, gazing in at the candy, leaving nothing but footprints, doing no damage at all,” said Estes Park News Editor Kris Hazelton, who broke the story.