Big brown bear stops by 7-Eleven for late- night snack
"It came in, sniffed around, then scooted out. Once it got the food that it wanted and it scooted right out the door."
By Leo Black via SWNS
This is the moment a huge brown bear repeatedly entered a 7-Eleven store and helped itself to candy bars.
Cashier Christopher Kinson, 54, was working a nightshift at the 7-Eleven in Olympic Valley, California, when he saw the door open - but no one entered.
He looked down and spotted the brown bear helping itself to late-night snacks.
"Initially I was surprised. I see the door open, and I don't see a torso and I am like 'oh my god. It's a bear,'" said Christopher, who is originally from Wisconsin.
"The videos really don't do it justice. The bear was about 20% to 30% bigger in real life."
Christopher stood behind the counter and watched as the bear raided the 7-Eleven.
"I always kept my distance and I had the back door near me so I could escape if it charged me," he said.
"I was scared initially, but they just want to eat. You always have to be careful though. We don't know how exactly they are thinking.
"Initially I was scared, but after 15, 20 seconds, I was fine."
The bear hilariously took the chocolates one or two at a time during his forays into the store, in a way that looked similar to how an actual customer would.
"It's funny. It's like it was purposely polite to take one candy bar at a time, it's almost like it had manners," Christopher said.
The curious and hungry bear came back multiple times before leaving again for half an hour.
Christopher then jumped on the opportunity to block the door.
"It came in, sniffed around, then scooted out. Once it got the food that it wanted and it scooted right out the door," he said.
"It grabbed his good, went out for two or three minutes and came back. It came in two or three times and then left for 30 minutes so that's when I blocked the door.
"You don't want to become their source of food."
The cashier blocked the door with a broom handle and also tied the door up with what looks like a garbage bag.
The bear broke into the store at 1:30 A.M. on Tuesday, September 6.
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