Photos show bear entering, leaving northern Alta. barbershop
Published Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:00PM MDT
Last Updated Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:15PM MDT
A bear sneaking into a Slave Lake, Alta., barbershop Wednesday is the talk of the town.
A day later, CTV News Edmonton obtained more photos of the wandering bear.
Here is how it happened, in the words of LionsDean Barbershop Owner Sam Assaf:
"He was checking out through the windows at the mall where he could get in, and he found the opportunity to be in my barbershop."
"He terrorized the place. He ruined my station."
"It was such a mess, but luckily he never took down my clippers. I'm so glad … those are expensive tools."
"He was standing right on top of my shelf!"
"By the end of it, he was trying to get out. He was trying to smash my door before the cops came in."
"The cops told everybody to move away from the window. He obviously was scared of people. He wasn’t going to attack anybody, he was just lost."
"He managed to get out and they all followed him."
In a statement to CTV News Edmonton, Fish and Wildlife said the bear returned to a natural area and "is not a public safety concern at this time."