Christine Allen said she baked the cupcakes for her shop in Denville. She said she was being industrious and getting ahead of a large order when she loaded her car with cupcakes Wednesday night.
“Around 2 o’clock this morning the dog started barking and I started hearing a crunch, crunch sound,” said Christine Allen. Her husband, Adrian Allen, looked outside and saw a bear in the yard.
The bear was no stranger to the Allens as he’s been hanging around the neighborhood for a few weeks.
Lt. Peter Reilly of the Rockaway Township Police Department said the bear “looks like it’s done some other damage in the area” as well. Now that it has broken into the car, Reilly said it raises the concern to “another level.”
Adrian Allen said the bear also broke down another section of fence to get back to the woods.
The couple’s West Lake Shore home backs up to a wooded area that connects to Wildcat Ridge, which consists of 3,700 acres of forest.
“Now he broke my window. He loves our house,” said Christine Allen.
The Allens are animal lovers and their cupcake shop, Mo’ Pweeze Bakery, only makes vegan treats. They are now worried for the bear.
Mo’Pweeze Bakery, in honor of the bear that ate two dozen of its cupackes, now sells cupcakes with bear design.
“We don’t want him to destroy our property. But we are very animal friendly, so we don’t want the bear to be killed. Animal cruelty is not what we do,” said Christine Allen.
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