reports of the bizarre incident in which Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
owner Jo Adams came to work last week and noticed several chocolates out of place, an empty candy tin on the floor, and some dirt on the register counter. Adams simply shrugged it off, thinking a squirrel had gotten in.
Adams had her son Eric pull the surveillance tapes from the night before to see if they could catch the little culprit in the act. However, the shadow they saw on the video was far too large to be a squirrel. As the Estes Park News
reveals, Jo and Eric soon got a glimpse of the burglar: an adolescent bear!
They watched for 20 minutes as the bear picked through the stock of sweets, entering and exiting the store several times. It even tried to hop the counter and get into the sealed display case, but to no avail.
The bear had gotten in by sticking its paw under the door and lifting up, causing a faulty lock to fail.
All in all, the Adams reports that the bear got a hold of Rice Krispie treats, peanut butter cups, English toffee, some Balls of Joy (a company exclusive treat), and...Cookie Bears.