Tahoe bear killed after invading house
NCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. ” A 600-pound bear that wandered into a Lake Tahoe home through an open window early Thursday was shot and killed after lunging at a Washoe County sheriff’s deputy.
Authorities said the homeowner called for help after finding the bear in the main part of the Incline Village home around 5:30 a.m., then hid with other family members in a master bedroom.
When Sgt. Erik Frederickson and deputies Jason Wood and Randy Vawters arrived a few minutes later, they first opened the garage door to give the bear an escape route.
Then Frederickson looked through the open dining room window and saw the bear just as the bear spotted him.
The animal growled and charged through the window at the officer, who shot the bear with a shotgun at close range, the sheriff’s office said.
But the bear kept going and was tracked to a nearby home, where it had holed up under a backyard deck.
The bruin was flushed from its hiding place by Nevada wildlife experts and killed.