Posted: Sep 20, 2011 6:21 AM by Kate Richards
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.