Tuesday morning in Alaska, a mother black bear and her cub grabbed several boxes of the freshly baked pastries after climbing onto a van delivering Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
When the inccident happened, the van was parked on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The driver temporarily left the van door open to deliver doughnuts to the store as he was conducting a routine stop on the base. The mother bear and her cub then crept inside.
“You could hear them breaking open the packages,” said Shelly Deano, manager of the JBER store. “We were trying to beat on the van but they just kept eating all the doughnuts. They ate 20 packages of the doughnut holes and I believe six packages of the three-pack chocolate doughnuts.”
Deano contacted base security, who eventually forced the bears out of the van with loud sirens. She said they wandered off into the neighboring woods.
The Krispy Kreme store’s general manager, Candice Sargeant, stated that the unexpected inccident taught her workers a valuable lesson.
She laughed and said, “We’ll definitely be learning to slide up our ramp, close the doors, to ensure that bears don’t get back in there again,”
She said that this was undoubtedly a first in her seven years in business.