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Sep 20, 2011 8:21 AM by Kate Richards

Stuffed bear stolen

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Police are searching for some thieves who pulled off a bear of a burglary at a western Pennsylvania bar.

Uniontown police say five patrons pushed an 8-foot mounted bear over a second-floor railing at the Eagle's Nest bar early Sunday morning. The men fled in a pickup truck and the bear, which weighs as much as 800 pounds, was moved near a side door of the establishment.

But the next morning, it was gone.

The bar's owner says the bear had been professionally mounted in Alaska and was worth about $10,000.

Police say the bear and the outside steps had been damaged when the mounted animal was thrown over the railing.

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