Never Let a Bear in Your Car!
A man in Waterton, Alberta came out to find the inside of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia trashed. A grizzly bear had somehow got a door open and got trapped when the door shut behind him.
The Toyota was a platinum edition, all the door panels were ripped off, the headliner torn to pieces, all headrests, the leather seats, the dash shredded. The steering column was twisted sideways. Two of the six airbags went off, the other four the bear ripped to pieces. When the bear ripped off the door panels he also clawed all the wiring harnesses out.
The head mechanic at Calgary Toyota doubted if they had the expertise to put this vehicle back together, even if they had enough parts to do it. And, to add insult to injury, the bear took a big dump in the back of the SUV ….and then broke out the rear window.
The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company. The cost new was over $70,000, and they stopped counting repair costs at $60,000+.