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Hungry bear trashes car in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. -- The Aspen Police Department posted photos showing what happened after a hungry bear wandering around the area discovered an unlocked Lexus.

The bear opened the door, climbed inside, and then somehow closed the door. While rooting around in the car and trying to find a way out, it destroyed the interior.

Plus, police said, it left behind three piles of feces. Police say eventually the bear figured out the right lever to let itself out.

It is leading to a renewed warning by police to clear any leftover food or containers from vehicles.

The Lexus didn't have a lot of food inside it, but police said bears have such a keen sense of smell, they can detect the empty junk food bag, or that one stray fry under the seat.