Glendale Bear Becomes Focus of Lawsuit

Colorado wildlife sanctuary suing to be allowed to take him in


A wayward black bear caught in the Glendale hills is now at the heart of a legal battle between a Colorado wildlife sanctuary and the mountain state's parks and wildlife department.

"Meatball," the bear with a penchant for junk food who's become a Southern California icon, was supposed to take permanent shelter at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado.

However, a state law prohibits sanctuaries from taking in wild animals such as Meatball, who also went by Glen Bearian.