PHOTOS | Bear locks itself inside car, totals it from the inside out

One viewer didn't want to appear on camera, but she did want to remind others that in Asheville, unless you lock up, bears can get into your car and destroy it from the inside out. (Photo: Ashleigh Watkins)

Bears are part of life in the mountains.

One North Asheville resident, Ashleigh Watkins, shared a series of photos that serve as a reminder that it's not just thieves who are discouraged by locked doors.

"I live in North Asheville and a bear got into my car and totaled it," she wrote in an email to News 13. "It actually opened the door and got stuck in there."

She tells us the sheriff and a game warden came to let the bear out.

"I had gum and a protein bar in there," she writes.

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