Multiple videos showing bears breaking into convenience stores and gas stations have come from Lake Tahoe over the last couple of weeks. As bears fatten up for the winter, they are raiding the stores for food.
One video shows a gas station employee trying to stop the bear from entering before the bear lunges at him! In an interview, the employee initially says, ” Not in the job description, no. Fighting off bears was not in the job description.”
Video from last month shows the employee smacking the bear on the butt. The bear ends up eating a bunch of candy and crackers.