2012-07-26 / Family

Bear Walks Into W. Pa. Mall

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh-area mall was evacuated after a bear entered a store.

Authorities say they have no idea why the young bear walked across a parking lot, through doors and into the Sears store at about 9 p.m. Saturday night.

Local media reported that the 125-pound bear walked around the store for about 10 minutes and growled at customers, then became stuck between double doors.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission tranquilized the bear and removed it from Pittsburgh Mills Mall, which is about 15 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. No injuries were reported.

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