Black bear on the loose

Black bear on the loose

A black bear runs wild among tourists in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Mary Scott has the story.
A black bear runs wild among tourists in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Mary Scott has the story.

A wayward bear shocked tourists in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee over the weekend.

Cell phone video, captured by Tricia Alexander, shows the black bear making its way from the National Park, attempting to get into the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and then running down the Parkway and even using the cross walk to get back home.

On a family outing to Gatlinburg, the Powell residents noticed a large group of people taking photos. When they figured out what was going on, they joined in too. But stayed in the comfort of their car.

"You could just see people standing there saying "Oh my God! A bear!" Alexander said. "A lot of people didn't see him coming and he just ran right by them and they're like wow! It was unreal!'

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