Holy. Crap. Bet this guy soiled his pants while running away from that bear!
Quite possibly the stupidest thing you can do here is to run. A bear can outrun your average person. Granted there are options in this case like diving into a house or car. But usually. DO NOT RUN.
Honest question: does that really work–or even matter–in a human type environments like a town or city? In the forest, where the bear is probably hungry and territorial, I can understand why running is a Bad Idea (keep the eye catching motions to a minimum and realizing you've got no place to run all adds up).
In a city though, the bear is probably confused (or taking a vacation from it's forest). And if it found a trash can it's not likely to be hungry (though maybe it's got indigestion). And a human being will have a place to run away TO unlike in a forest. Especially in narrow spaces with sharp turns (like an alley), I'd think the human would have the advantage.
Honestly, if it were me, I'd run… but only if I wasn't in a forest and had a safe place to run to. Otherwise I'd walk away very very cautiously….
Unfortunately, instinct is hard to override.
I've always said texting is the stupidest thing you can do while doing anything else.
I bet the first thing he did was tweet about it…
Just imagine what his text message was right after that! I bet everyone thought he was joking! :D
Maybe he was playing Words With Friends. I know it's an addiction for some.