2 bears break into Coquitlam family’s car and garage, eat crumbs under car seat

VANCOUVER —
When Sean McQuillan and his family woke up to a large mess in their front yard on Thursday morning, they wondered what was going on.

He looked at his phone and saw several messages from his neighbourhood WhatsApp group, and several missed calls from the police.

Eventually, the family would learn that around 3 a.m. that morning, two bears had broken into the car in their driveway and somehow managed to open the garage door.

“My son here was probably playing with the keys and left it unlocked by accident,” McQuillan said.

The family slept through the entire ordeal, even when RCMP vehicles pulled up at their house.

“I’m just shocked that we slept through it with a baby and a toddler and two dogs,” said Heather McQuillan. “It was quite a commotion out here.”

The father of two explained that the bears opened a number of the car doors appearing to look for food.

“They had lifted up the car seat in the middle and ripped it and shredded it to try and get at the little crumbs that he left underneath, that I had no idea were even there,” he said.

There are also a number of rips inside the car, on the driver’s and back seats. But what surprised him is that the bears managed to lift the garage door.

“This was a coordinated bearglury,” said McQuillan.

The weather stripping has been ripped off the bottom of the garage door, but the dozens of antique lamps that they rented out for movie productions, were spared….

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