|A black bear inside Sears|
(Scroll down for video) Not every day you will see a black bear go shopping at Sears.
An unexpected guest made a remarkable appearance to enhance the shopping experience in a mall in the Pittsburgh area.
A bear cub was found roaming around a Sears department store in Pittsburgh Mills Saturday night which sent the shoppers fighting for the exits just before the close, but no one was injured and the animal was sedated with success, according to reports.
"The bear simply approached the automatic doors and it opened and he came running in," said Brian Grant, director of security for Pittsburgh Mills, the local news media reported. "One of our agents came here and saw people running through the doors."
The black bear is described as a female about a year old and weighing 120 to 125 pounds, was first seen in the parking lot, where drivers were trying to round up their cars.
"It was the strangest thing," said Matt Marcinik.
The bear was unable to get through the main entrance door, so the bear was walking around the entrance to Sears.
Employees alerted shoppers to the fuzzy creature and the entire mall was evacuated.
"The voice on the speaker appeared to be calm, but a little scared," Sears shoppers Michelle Eckert told the news media. "Then, as we're walking casually, there is a group of us and as we reached the exit, the employee screamed, and we all looked at each other and we just run out 'There's a bear.'"
The bear did not seem aggressive, according to shoppers who had a close encounter with her.
"It was not angry, or afraid," said Marcinik.
The authorities came up with a bear trap: The creature was chased into a lobby with automatic doors, then the power was shut off leaving the animal trapped inside, the local news media reported.
A Pennsylvania Game Commission officer arrived on the scene and shot the bear with a tranquilizer. But before the bear was removed, the bear was able to get back inside the store when the doors flew open again.
She heavily walked around some more and then fell, allowing conservation officials to capture it.
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