Wednesday, July 20, 2016
CO: Armed Employee Shoots Bear in Restaurant
Skico spokesman Jeff Hanle said the company had been in contact with Parks and Wildlife about the bear prior to Saturday’s incident, as well.
Employees tried to scare the bear away Saturday sometime between 7 and 8 a.m. with no success, he said.
“Eventually it charged our employees, and one of them was armed,” Hanle said, noting the worker had the firearms because the bear had shown aggression on previous visits.
Hanle said the bear broke through a locked door at the Sundeck.
“It had broken into a locked freezer before,” Hanle said. “It seemed adept at getting in.”