- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a black bear was euthanized after it was caught looking for food at a Colorado Springs home where a woman is suspected of feeding a handful of other bears.

Matt Robbins, a spokesman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, tells the Gazette (https://goo.gl/pFwZlI ) that investigators believe the large male bear caught Friday was one of those being fed by 62-year-old Jo Ann Medina.

Medina was arrested last week after numerous warnings and citations that span multiple years. Wildlife officials said Thursday that six bears were spotted stopping by her home for meals.

An arrest affidavit says a neighbor’s camera caught Medina serving breakfast to an “extremely large” bear on her deck Aug. 2.

Medina, who faces a misdemeanor charge of luring bears, is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 26.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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