_He said the event got even scarier when the car started rolling toward a neighbor's home. "The car was gone. The bear's gotten the car in neutral. He just ripped the gears shift down," Cece McCarthy said. The Prius slammed into a neighbor's front yard. A few boulders on the front lawn stopped it from hitting the house . That impact must have freed up something to allow the bear to escape, because the bear ran off after that and hasn't been seen since.
This is a car commercial just waiting to happen. A bear lumbers into the neighborhood and - given a choice of all the cars on the block - chooses the environmentally-friendly Toyota Prius to take for a joyride and destroy. Toyota marketing better hop on that quickly. I'll accept only a small royalty for the idea, and if any readers can come up with a catchy slogan to accompany the commercial, I'll give that reader exactly half of what Toyota gives me.*