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Black bear spotted in Tujunga neighborhood

An adult black bear caused quite a scare Tuesday night, in the 7200 block of Lonzo Street in Tujunga.

September 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A black bear caused quite a scare overnight, in the 7200 block of Lonzo Street in Tujunga.

An officer saw the bear and described it as a large adult. Police were up in a helicopter tracking the bear and trying to lead it back into the woods.

The bear was first spotted Tuesday night running around a neighborhood and going through garbage cans.

Wednesday is trash day and the bear did knock over a few cans. Eventually, it was chased back into the foothills.

A unit will continue to patrol the area.