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Bear behind 21 home invasions, 'Hank the Tank,' captured near Lake Tahoe


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Police around Lake Tahoe on the California-Nevada border have been seeking a burglary suspect - the outlaw known as Hank the Tank. After 21 break-ins, authorities caught the culprit. Hank is a 500-pound black bear who used her strength to push into homes. Now, I say her strength because wildlife officials say Hank is female. She'll be relocated to a sanctuary in Colorado where the governor says she should be Henrietta. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.