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Repeat Break-in Bear Shot by Authorities in Riverside County

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An injured bear who broke into the same garage twice was shot and killed by State Fish and Game officers when he would not respond to non-lethal attempts to rouse him, according to cbs2. The incident took place in Cherry Valley, which is in Riverside County. Authorities believe the bear was likely hit by a car because he had "severe injuries to its leg and head." During the course of the break-in the bear "knocked over a refrigerator, ate much of its contents and fell asleep." Game wardens switched to bullets when the bear would not respond to noises and beanbag shots. "The family who lives in the home felt terrible about the bears death, but understood that there were no better options."