NJ Cable Guy Finds Black Bear Asleep in Basement

The bear had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood earlier.

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    A sleeping bear was found in a New Jersey home Wednesday afternoon. State Fish and Game officials tranquilized the bear and carried it out.

    Maybe he fell asleep waiting for the cable guy.

    On Wednesday, a Cablevision technician walked into a New Jersey home to find a sleeping bear in the basement.

    The repairman entered the home on Madison Trail in Hopatcong to perform scheduled repairs when he found the sleeping bear in the basement, police said.

    The bear, which had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood earlier in the afternoon, escaped the home.

    New Jersey Fish and Game officials were called in, and at about 3 p.m., located the bear and tranquilized it.

    Police said it took some time for the large bear to go down. The animal walked a few blocks over to Missouri Trail and eventually fell asleep.

    No injuries were reported.