Caught on camera: Bear breaks into Colorado apartment, plays piano

Posted at 12:56 PM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 13:54:53-04

DENVER – It was like a scene from Disney’s Country Bear Jamboree: A bear broke into a Vail, Colorado apartment and played a few notes on the piano before taking off.

A woman who lives in the 4000 block of Meadow Drive called police on May 31 after she noticed someone had gone through her apartment while she was gone.

Based on the damage done, the responding officer said it appeared a bear had been foraging for food and even took some items from the freezer, police said. The bear seems to have gotten in through an open window in the kitchen.

When the resident checked her home security cameras, she saw a bear wandering around the apartment, pausing at the piano and placing its paws on the keys.

“The chords captured on video were unbearable and the tune was equally grizzly,” police said.

Officers searched the surrounding area for the bear but they were unable to locate it.