A black bear has been showing up in a neighborhood outside L.A. for a month, and yesterday morning authorities finally caught it. But not before it gave one resident the scare of his LIFE. It happened in La Crescenta, about 10 miles north of L.A.

The guy heard helicopters, went outside to see what was going on, and came face-to-face with the bear. But he didn't see it until it was about ten feet in front of him...because he was walking and texting.

A local news station got it all on video, and the anchors immediately started laughing.

He sees the bear at :25.