Bear blamed for car damages in Alaska airport parking lot

Published: Nov. 28, 2019 at 10:10 AM AKST
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A bear has been blamed for a pair of vehicle break-ins at an Alaska airport parking lot that resulted in $15,000 in damage to one car.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Wednesday that the vandalism occurred at the Island Air terminal parking lot adjacent to the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport.

Vehicle owners Doreen Phillips and Alyssa Brenteson are both residents of Akhiok, a village about 90 miles from Kodiak.

Brenteson says she parked for two days at the airport lot and returned to find a caved-in roof, broken window, ripped seats, and muddy bear prints and fur covering the car.

Brenteson says she saw similar damage to Phillips’ car two days later and was told five other vehicles in the parking lot have experienced similar bear damage.


Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner,

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