Bears, is there anything they haven’t gotten into this year? Stealing cupcakes and tricking people into thinking they’re dogs. Now we’ve got a black bear from Connecticut who casually sauntered into a liquor store in the middle of the day. I guess the honey and salmon just wasn’t cutting it back at the river, and it needed something a little stronger.
A security camera video shot outside of Crazy Bruce’s Liquor in Bristol, Connecticut on Monday. Around 2pm, Paddington Booze walked up to the front door and went inside. As you can see from the video, a clueless human customer even walked in not long after. Crazy Bruce’s assistant manager Dan Niedzwiecki told the Hartford Courant:
“The customer didn’t even see the bear when he came in – we told him to hurry up, but he didn’t know why. He was kind of shocked. At the time he had no clue – he was just walking in minding his own business.”
After browsing the store for a bit, the bear eventually left. No human inside was hurt. I guess the bear didn’t find what it was looking for. Or maybe it realized it couldn’t pay for the booze because it left its wallet at home. Here’s a tip for any bears that find themselves in the same situation: just take the booze! We humans and our soft, mushy faces will be too scared of your claw-filled paws to do anything about it. Grab some jerky on your way out too.