COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A bear got inside a car in Colorado Springs and tore up the interior.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

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“What happens when a bear enters your car because something inside smells tasty and manages to get trapped inside? This happens!” Colorado Parks and Wildlife tweeted.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

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“A trapped bear, desperate to escape, is a potentially dangerous situation,” CPW wrote.

In this case, a Colorado State Patrol trooper opened the door and the bear ran off — but the car owner was left with quite a mess.

(credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife)

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CPW reminded people to lock car doors and windows, and remove attractants like fast food, sodas, groceries and candy, and also perfumed products like wipes. Visit cpw.state.co.us/bears

Anica Padilla