Black bears caught raiding a Krispy Kreme donuts van in Alaska

Black bear.
Black bear. Photo credit Getty Images

Last week, a Krispy Kreme store in Anchorage, Alaska, couldn’t make its donuts fast enough for a pair of visitors who went rummaging through the store’s van. The visitors: two black bears.

The woman who runs the store spoke with WTHR about the incident, which one employee was able to get pictures of and share on social media.

The store manager, Candice Sargeant, said her delivery driver called and told her what was happening, but she couldn’t believe it.

“For me, I didn’t believe it. I was really astonished,” Sargeant told the media outlet. “There’s no way that bears are in the back of the van, you would think. Doughnuts and bears, and I was like, ‘OK, how do we solve this?’”

The driver of the van had been making a delivery inside a store when the mama bear and her cubs went sauntering in to find something to eat.

A store employee heard noises and quickly realized what was happening, jumping to take photos of the bears enjoying their sweet treats.

“You could hear them breaking open the packages,” Shelly Deano told WTHR. “We were trying to beat on the van, but they just kept eating on the donuts. They ate 20 packages of the donut holes, and I believe six packages of the three-pack chocolate doughnuts, they did.”

While the bears were avid customers, they weren’t paying for the baked goods they consumed.

Luckily, security officers from the military base where the store is located used sirens to scare the bears off as they made their way to a wooded area, according to a statement from the base.

The base’s statement went on to say they had concerns about bears being attracted to the area by human foods. Now, they are working with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to solve the situation.

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