A local apparently woke up Wednesday morning to a bear, sitting next to an open refrigerator in his garage.
The homeowner heard noises about 3 a.m. Wednesday in the 3700 block of Beechglen Drive, south of Honolulu Avenue, in La Crescenta, city spokeswoman Vicki Gardner told the Los Angeles Times. The resident's name was not immediately available, she said.
The animal apparently entered the garage through an open outside door, The Times reported.
Others reported a bear was breaking into outdoor trash cans, Gardner said. The Los Angeles County Fish and Game Commission and Pasadena Humane Society were called because the bear is described as "quite large."
Officials warn locals to keep food inside. The bear may have gone back to the Verdugo Mountains, however anyone who sees it is urged to call Glendale Police Sgt. Traci Fox at (818) 550-6569.