An actual bear broke into a woman’s house and started playing piano

18 October 2019, 16:41 | Updated: 18 October 2019, 17:17

By Amy MacKenzie

A bear broke into a house in Colorado and gave us his best Bear-thoven impression.

A woman living in Vail, Colorado, had her house broken into by a musical bear, who started to play her piano.

We think it went something like this:


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At first, homeowner Katie Hawley thought her house was being burgled and called the police. However, when police officers investigated the house, they realised the bear had broken in to forage for food. 

On reviewing their home surveillance video, Katie discovered that the bear had not only stolen food from her freezer but also paused for a little musical tune on their piano.

Vail Police, who are trained to respond to calls about wildlife, couldn’t find the bear but joked that “the suspect is still at large”.

Video Credit: Katie Hawley via Storyful