KTLA Chopper Video: Texting Man Comes Face to Face with Bear

By Andrew Gauthier Comment

Los Angeles news helicopters were out in full force early this morning as police and animal rangers tried to track down a 600-pound bear who was roaming the city’s residential streets.  The bear was eventually contained in a backyard, but not before one unsuspecting man came face to face with the wild animal.

Tracking the bear’s movements throughout the morning, KTLA‘s news helicopter captured the chance encounter: the man was walking along an alleyway, texting, when he suddenly spotted the bear in front of him (video above).

>Update: KTLA interviewed the man following the incident. He said that he was texting his boss at the time to tell him he’d be late for work. Here’s the interview…