A bear sighting caused quite a stir in McCandless and Hampton Monday evening.
Officers and game commission officials said they spent hours chasing the 245-pound animal.
Channel 11 News was there as officers tracked the bear that was first seen along Ridge Road in North Park around 6 p.m.
Witnesses said the bear ran by the North Park pool and several sports fields, where a lot of people were outside.
The bear managed to stay one step ahead of police for about two miles, game commission officials said, until it was cornered in Kim Anderson's back yard.
Anderson said she was shocked when she opened the door to let her dog out at her South Pioneer Road home and saw the bear standing there.
"We have a beagle. I wanted to let her out and opened the door and there's a bear! So I shut the door real quick and called all the kids and my husband and we were just snapping pictures. It just laid down. We didn't realize he was tranquilized at the time," Anderson said.
Officers shot the bear with a tranquilizer and took him to a game reserve in Wexford. Officials said the bear will be released in Somerset or Indiana County Tuesday morning.