Early Tuesday morning, a desperate bear charged into the kitchen of the luxurious St. Regis Aspen Resort, inflicting injuries on an unsuspecting security guard in a savage attack.
The furious animal burst through the hotel doors near the courtyard shortly after midnight, setting its sights on the food-filled kitchen. As the brave guard patrolled for signs of danger, he rounded a corner and came face to face with the raging beast.
With no time to react, the guard took the full force of the bear’s wrath, feeling its mighty claws rake across his back as it barreled him to the ground. Bleeding but alive, the injured worker managed to summon help through his cracked cell phone.
Wildlife officers rushed to the five-star resort, beginning a hazardous hunt for the food-obsessed bruin through the Aspen streets. With the aggressive animal still on the loose, locals live in fear of another encounter with the crazed creature. Officers vow to find and stop the threat before it strikes again under the looming shadows of the Elk Mountains.