Video: Sprinting Bear Too Slow for Monrovia Motorist

Monrovia Realtor Jacen Crehan captured this footage of a bear running in front of him as he and a friend drive through a Bradbury neighborhood.

"Go faster!"

Is that what you would say with a bear bumbling along just a few feet ahead of you?

That's what local Realtor and Kiwanis member Jacen Crehan said to the driver as they followed behind it in a Jeep through a Bradbury neighborhood.

As the fast, furry and furious creature slowed down, Crehan got closer and said "let's get some good footage" before the bear took a hard left and wandered out of view.

Correction: A previous version of this story said Crehan shot the video while cycling. We regret the error.

Kevin Starbird June 28, 2012 at 03:23 PM
SIGH - he was wasn't telling the bear to go faster... He was talking to ME! As the driver of the jeep, I wasn't following close enough for him to get the "good footage". Nathan, the entire premise of your story is based on false assumptions and incorrectly paints Mr. Crehan in a negative light. Did you speak to anyone connected to the story, or did you just make stuff up?
Nathan McIntire (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Hi Kevin, if that's what he meant then it's my mistake! Certainly no negative light intended, just a fun little post about a bear running along. I've cleared it up, thanks for clarifying.
Jacquie June 28, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Thanks for posting! I love them bears, even if they scare me!
dan macias June 28, 2012 at 07:43 PM
No sane cyclist is going to pursue a bear. Glad that was cleared up. Visitors to the neighborhood enjoy the local wildlife and like to take photos (or videos) but usually from the safety of their automobiles. It's part of what makes living in this area special.
Peggy June 28, 2012 at 09:34 PM
This is great!!!!! Thanks Jacen! I love the bears
Kelly June 29, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Love our bear stories. what street was he on


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