A nearly 300-pound bear injured an 84-year-old man sleeping in a popular hiking area Tuesday night, police said.
The man fled to a nearby neighborhood for help after he was attacked by the brown bear, KTLA reported.
“The bear came up and clawed him on his face and hand,” Sierra Madre Police Department Officer Cadzow told KTLA.
The bear followed the man as he ran. The man hid behind a gate and waited for the bear to leave.
Police were called to the neighborhood about a man frantically ringing doorbells at various houses.
Police said the man’s injuries were superficial and non-life-threatening, KTLA reported.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are searching for the bear.
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