Bear strolls into Porter Ranch Ralphs, startles shoppers before being tranquilized: Video

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Sunday, August 8, 2021
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Animal control officers tranquilized a bear cub after it made its way into a Ralphs supermarket in Porter Ranch.

PORTER RANCH, Calif. (KABC) -- A bear cub strolled into a Ralphs supermarket in Porter Ranch on Saturday morning, startling shoppers before being tranquilized by animal control officers.

Officers initially responded about 6:45 a.m. to a report of three bears inside the store located at 19781 Rinaldi Street, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said. The officers arrived to find only one bear at the location.

Several people snapped photos and recorded videos as the animal roamed through the aisles before running out of the store and into the parking lot.

Animal control officers were able to tranquilize the cub before transporting it to a suitable habitat, officials said.

No injuries or damage were reported.