Courtesy of ABC News:
A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in thousands of dollars in damage to one car, officials said.
The vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday.
Vehicle owners Doreen Phillips and Alyssa Brenteson are both residents of Akhiok, a village about 90 miles (145 kilometers) from Kodiak.
Brenteson parked her car for two days at the lot and returned to find a caved-in roof, broken window, ripped seats, and muddy bear prints and fur covering her car, she said.
An estimate determined Brenteson’s car suffered $15,000 in damages, she said.
Brenteson noticed Phillips’ car experienced similar damage two days later, she said.
The Island Air lot is near a wooded area and separate from the long-term parking lot at the airport, which charges $5 per day. Brenteson and Phillips use the free parking area while making regular trips to buy groceries and do other errands, they said.
The Department of Fish and Game said the beak ins were unusual because neither one of the cars had any food or other fragrant items that would typically atttract bears.
Apparently this bear, or bears, were just passing by and decided to fuck up these cars for shits and giggles.
Actually it is not at all unusual in Alaska to have your car ransacked by a bear, but typically that does not happen at the freaking airport.