TRUCKEE, CA - Explain this to your insurance company.
A young bear got into an unlocked pick-up truck parked in a resident's driveway Wednesday and the door closed behind him.
It wasn't clear who saw the bear behind the wheel but Truckee police were called and freed the scared bear.
Officers "opened the door and stepped back," said Capt. Harwood Mitchell.
It may have been food or something else that smelled good inside the truck because the Truckee Police Department urged residents to keep food and other odiferous items out of their vehicles.
The police report noted the inside of the truck was torn up and the bear had defecated.
The incident was on the 11500 block of Saint Bernard Drive in the Tahoe Donner community which is a large subdivision with forest behind the homes.