Black bear breaks into bakery, downs 60 cupcakes

Black bear.
Black bear. Photo credit Getty Images

Taste by Spellbound, a bakery in Avon, Connecticut, was shocked by a hungry customer last month who stormed in and ate 60 cupcakes inside the establishment before quickly fleeing.

The customer just so happened to be a black bear, according to a Facebook post from the bakery.

The incident occurred on May 24 when one of the bakery’s employees was placing items in the shop’s loading garage. While moving the baked goods, the bakery shared that the employee saw the bear sauntering his way inside.

“She ran into the kitchen as fast as she could and slammed the door that goes into the loading area and held it tight,” the bakery wrote in its post. “The bear then MOVED one of our fridges in front of the door.”

While the bear was only looking to get a tasty treat, one staff member at the bakery quickly called 911 while another attempted to use her car horn to scare the animal off, the bakery shared.

Police officers responded to the call, and since the incident, the landlord for the bakery has been working with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to prevent future visits, the post said.

While the bear enjoyed nearly 60 cupcakes, he also reportedly ate a “bunch of coconut cake,” the bakery shared.

Along with the somewhat comedic posting, the bakery shared a video of the bear walking into the garage and emerging with a cardboard box full of baked goods. The bear can then be seen enjoying his snack before the car starts honking and it takes off.

The bakery shared that it is working to increase its protections but that no bears will be harmed. The state is home to an estimated 1,200 black bears, according to the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

“They are more scared of us than us of them,” they wrote. “We all have had a good laugh about it at this point and think the bears are cute.”

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