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Video: Bear Tries to Break Into Chico Dental Office

New video surveillance shows a bear running from police officers and also gauging the door of a dental office in Chico.

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 5:48 PM

CHICO, Calif. - New video surveillance shows a black bear running from police officers and also gauging the door of a dental office in Chico.

The incident occurred around 5 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Gary Walker's Dental Office off of Forest Avenue. 

When employees arrived at the office on Monday morning, they saw large scratch marks and mud on the front door of the office.

At first, they thought that the scratches could have been from a dog, but decided to check the surveillance video after seeing the size of the wide-gauge marks, according to Gary's wife, Cathy Walker. 

The door will have to be repaired, but they do not have an estimate of the cost at this time, she said. 

Police also received other reports of a black bear on Sept. 9 around the same time near a Lowe's Home Improvement on Forrest Avenue. 

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