Bear Takes Prius for a Test Drive

September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 1:42 PM EDT

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Bear Takes Prius for a Test Drive

September 8, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 1:42 PM EDT

A bear found its way into a Toyota Prius parked outside a Lake Tahoe cabin late last month and wound up taking the car for a test drive, according to a story in the Contra Costa Times.

According to the story, the bear got stuck inside the vehicle and started thrashing around violently in an effort to escape. In the process, the bear shifted the car into neutral and it rolled down the driveway and across the street before coming to rest on the porch steps of another house.

The bear ultimately freed itself from the Prius, which wound up being totaled.

Read the Contra Costa Times story HERE.