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A pedestrian distracted by texting had a humorous run-in with a roaming black bear in La Crescenta, CA this morning. Luckily, the man managed to look up from his LOLs and JK's and emojicons just in time to OMG and run away.

Authorities later subdued the bear — who seems to be behind the frozen meatball eating spree that gripped La Crescenta last month — and will return him to the Angeles National Forest.

[ktla via boingboing]