CONNECTICUT BLACK BEAR RAIDS LOCAL BAKERY, STEALS ODER OF 60 CUPCAKES FOR HIMSELF
I’m a doughnut fanatic, though I’m not even remotely affiliated with law enforcement. But that fanaticism extends to all sorts of baked sweet concoctions, from fancy to totally basic. And that includes cupcakes, of course. But my fanaticism doesn’t extend into barging into a bakery and stealing 60 of them, just to eat them all in one sitting in front of a security camera. But that’s just what a black bear did in Connecticut, much to the bakery staff’s fear and dismay. I’ve heard that the customer is always right, but this black bear does not qualify at all.
BLACK BEAR IGNORED WAVING, SCREAMING STAFF TRYING TO SCARE HIM AWAY; CUPCAKES WERE TOO CLOSE
The bear was absolutely insistent and clearly had the scent of the cupcakes as his target. He arrived as staff at Taste by Spellbound in Avon, Connecticut, were loading their goods into a van to go out for delivery. The staff were none too welcoming, which is understandable. They did what they were supposed to do: they made loud noises, acted big but it was all ignored by the bear. One staffer screamed “absolutely bloody murder” at the bear 3 times. But the bear wanted those cupcakes, period. Sure, he retreated briefly each time she screamed. But he could still smell those cupcakes and came right back.
HE STOLE BOX OF 60 CUPCAKES AND ATE AS MANY AS HE COULD UNDER SECURITY CAMERA
So what does the bear do with the nearby humans standing there with no bear spray at hand? He charges the staffer who screamed at him so she has to retreat. Then, he goes and gets what he came for in the first place, an order of 60 cupcakes. Next, he puts them all in front of him and ate as many as he could, directly under the gaze of a security camera. And boy did he go to town inhaling as many of them as he could. That is, until one of the bakers jumped in the van and honked the horn until it finally scared the hungry bear into a well-fed retreat.