400-pound black bear removed from roof of mall by forklift
Black bear removed from roof of mall in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
A black bear that found its way to the roof of a mall in northeastern Pennsylvania has been removed.
The 400-pound male bear apparently climbed onto the roof of the Viewmont Mall in Scranton after it searched for food in a trash bin early Friday.
Scranton police responded to a report of a bear going through the trash around 2:15 a.m.
When police put a spotlight on the animal, it climbed up a fence, got on the roof and began roaming around.
Pennsylvania Game Commission officers were called.
They climbed onto the roof and tranquilized the bear, then lowered it to the ground with a forklift.
Officers planned to release the bear onto state game lands.