Last weekend Kris Hazelton of Estes Park News Watch reported that a black bear broke into (if you call walking in a "break-in," we suppose) Estes Park's Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and had "a heyday stuffing himself silly" with the shop's goods. The bear was busted when owner Jo Adams installed surveillance cameras after spotting a suspicious scattering of candy debris and dirt in her shop. Thinking the intruder was "a pesky ground squirrel," Adams was surprised when she watched footage of a bear opening the store's front door with little to no effort — a door the bear revisited seven times during a 20 minute span. So what did the bear eat? Rice crispy treats, peanut butter cups, "balls of joy" and, coincidently, "cookie bears." The items of choice are now a hit with customers and Adams has increased her production. Watch Hazelton squeeze five minutes and fifteen seconds out of this story.
· Estes Park News Weekend Report Break-In News! [YouTube]