Authorities say a Humboldt County sheriff’s deputy was driving on Highway 96 on Aug. 3, answering a report of a drug overdose in the community of Orleans, when the bear fell or jumped onto the car, apparently from a steep embankment.*Previously: The hungry watchdog and the clever bear
The bear smashed the hood and windshield. The patrol car hit an embankment, rolled onto its side and burst into flames.
“Don’t worry, the bear also fled the scene.”