Bear Attempts Candy Store Break-In in Old Forge
It wasn’t Yogi or Boo Boo but a real life bear with a sweet tooth that apparently tried to break into a candy store in Old Forge last week. WKTV reports that a black bear caused extensive damage to The Candy Cottage while attempting to get in for some goodies. Owner Larry Starer had a logical explanation.
“With the drought conditions in the woods, there’s no food for them to eat so they come into town looking for food, and unfortunately they ripped apart the side of my building trying to get in, and they almost made entry. The aroma of the candy and we now have a mini doughnut making machine, maybe that contributed to it.”
Authorities haven’t identified the bear in question but if you happen to see one with a pack of M and M’s or a Snickers bar in its paw alert law enforcement or animal control ASAP.