Cable guy finds sleeping bear in NJ basement

HOPATCONG, N.J. - December 15, 2011

There was a 500-pound bear sound asleep on the floor.

The bear had been spotted wandering in the neighborhood in Hopatcong earlier Wednesday. It's not clear how it got in the home.

WNBC-TV in New York reports state Fish and Game officials fired a tranquilizer dart in the bruin, which walked a few blocks to the Missouri Trail before it was knocked out.

Officials plan to relocate the bear.

No one was injured.

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