LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man investigating noises coming from his garage in the middle of the night stumbled upon a 500-pound black bear, with food all over its face, raiding his fridge.
Glendale resident Joey Ball said the hungry bear tore through his freezer, eating tuna and Costco meatballs.
"He had steam coming out of his nose, and he had food on his face. It was crazy!" Ball told KTLA on Wednesday.
The bear apparently entered the garage through an outside door that had been left open.
"He had the refrigerator door open," Ball said. "And he had all these drawers laying around and there was food everywhere.
"As soon as I saw him, he looked at me, I thought, 'uh-oh!' So I locked the door on the dead bolt.
"You could hear him eating, slapping his gums."
Ball called police, who arrived with shotguns, but the bear had already made its escape into the surrounding hills.