Pennsylvania Man Tires to Kill Bear With Poisoned Bread: Game Warden

Game wardens have charged a central Pennsylvania man with trying to poison a bear that damaged his property.

Marvin W. Johnson, 76, allegedly did that by putting out trays of bread soaked in antifreeze or a similar substance, WNEP-TV reported.

Johnson lives in Cleveland Township, Columbia County, a rural area about 65 miles northeast of Harrisburg.

The man told the station last month the bear had damaged his property.


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When Pennsylvania Game Commission officials checked Johnson's property for damage, they found the poisoned bread near a barn.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Johnson. His home phone was disconnected Thursday.

No court date has been set on the four game violation citations he faces.

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