A Marine and former police officer from Nebraska, was in Estes Park Colorado with his family staying at a cabin. Earlier in the day John had gone grocery shopping and left the groceries on the counter, with windows open. He went out and when he returned home found a bear going through the groceries. The bear was trapped, but instead of letting it run off John went after it, shooting multiple times.
"He continued to shoot multiple rounds off. He hit it at least 6 or 7 times," Jayne Znijewskie, with the Division of Parks & Wildlifesaid. "We're really upset with these people. They acted irresponsibly and made poor decisions and poor judgment." A volunteer from Colorado Division Parks and Wildlife says John made a few bad decisions Thursday when he decided to unload more than a dozen bullets on the bear. A neighbor at the cabins supported John's actions "A person, a human, can come in your house and it's legal to shoot him. But a bear comes in to your house and it's not legal to shoot them? You have to protect your family," Gene Williams said.
It is uncertain if John will face any charges. He is expected to return to Nebraska today. From 9News.com .