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Bay Area man climbs into zoo bear cage

September 28, 2009 12:17:10 AM PDT
A Bay Area man is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation in jail after climbing into the grizzly bear enclosure at the San Francisco Zoo.Officials describe 21-year-old Kenneth Herron as a transient who has a criminal record.

A zoo official says once Herron got into the enclosure, he froze which helped keep the two, 500-pound grizzlies calm.

One of them smelled Herron's shoes but did not attack him.

Police say there is no indication that Herron was drunk or on drugs at the time.

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