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Black bear returns to Glendale family's home to raid refrigerator

March 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
It was déjà vu for a Glendale family as a black bear returned to their hillside house Wednesday, hungry and playful as ever.

Michelle Ball says she and her husband heard a crash in the garage in the early morning. They called 911, took a peek and saw a big bear prying open the refrigerator and freezer, and began pulling out treats.

They said the bruin ate dozens of frozen meatballs and made a mess before escaping into the Verdugo Hills.

The couple says they're sure it's the same bear they photographed in December playing in their pool and on their swing set - and yes, cleaning out their spare fridge.