Coquitlam family snoozes through ‘bear and enter’ as pair of bruins break into car, garage

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    Coquitlam family snoozes through ‘bear and enter’ as pair of bruins break into car, garage

    A Coquitlam family had a rude awakening earlier this week after a very unusual break and enter.

    It happened just before 3 a.m., Thursday, in a residential neighbourhood near Westwood Plateau.

    The culprits? A pair of black bears.

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    And while the curious and hungry bruins made plenty of noise, Sean McQuillan said his entire family, including a pair of usually excitable pugs, slept through the entire thing.

    “The bear managed to open my driver side door and rummage through the car causing bear-like damage,” McQuillan wrote on Twitter.

    They also managed to open the family’s garage door, where they found stored trash “and had the feast of 1,000 toddler leftovers.”

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    “I’m talking half-eaten sandwiches, bell peppers, cracker crumbles, diapers – you name it, this bear was in heaven at 2:50 a.m.”

    This was my son’s car seat after they were done with it.

    — Sean McQuillan (@luckysean) June 10, 2021

    While the McQuillans slept blissfully through the assault on their car, garage, and trash — the commotion woke the neighbours, who tried unsuccessfully to call the family and wake them.

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