Police found a black bear having a nap in a homeowner’s closet.
Deputies from the Missoula County Sheriff’s Office in Montana said the bear entered through an unlocked door and even secured the deadbolt behind him.
The trapped bear then proceeded to destroy the room, before climbing onto a wardrobe shelf for a snooze.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials were able to tranquillise the bear so it could be relocated.
Missoula County Sheriff’s Office said: “WOW!!! WHAT A DAY! Today at approximately 5:45am deputies responded to a call up Butler Creek for a bear stuck inside a home. When deputies arrived, they discovered this black bear had opened the door to the mudroom of this residence and somehow managed to deadbolt the door from inside. After being unable to leave, the bear began ripping the room apart but then decided he was tired and climbed up into the closet for a nap.
“When deputies knocked on the window, the bear was not the least bit impressed. He slowly stretched, yawned and, unamused, looked toward the door. Eventually, deputies were able to unlock the door in hopes he would hop down and leave. However, their attempts were only met with more big bear yawns.
“Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks showed up to assist and tranquilized the bear so he could be relocated. The homeowners were glad he was removed in good health, but won’t soon forget when this intruder came looking for the bear necessities!
“Sidenote: This is another good reason to lock up, as we also have unconfirmed reports that he tried two other closets before he decided this one was juuuuuust right (kidding)! But seriously, lock up!”