I can't believe the journalist left out the part of the story that explains how a bear got locked in a car!
Probably something stupid that the owner will never tell. I remember hearing a story about 20? years ago that some genius wanted to get a picture of a bear with his family IN THE CAR. He lured the bear into the car (with food if I recall) remarkably that was fine. The bear was only interested in the food. Then he closed the door so the bear wouldn't leave before he got a good pic. Bear freaked out and it ended horribly. I believe he was charged with criminal negligence.
..... 20 years later he became a Pokemon go champ! ( I made that last bit up)
I was thinking the same thing. Somebody did something dumb.