HERKIMER, N.Y. --- Video submitted to NEWSChannel 2 shows a black bear was sighted running down Bellinger ave for several blocks Saturday morning in Herkimer.
Herkimer resident Jamie Blaze caught a glimpse of the bear running past his house on his home security camera on Saturday morning.
The video posted to Facebook spreading around the village. Some villagers amazed by the sighting, others concerned.
"I think it's crazy. I didn't think there would be bears around here. It's kind of scary but it's kind of cool I guess," said Carley Sherry.
There have been no reports of the bear going after people or damaging property. Herkimer Police said officers followed the bear from the village into Brookwood Park.
They ask if the bear returns and its seen, to call them at 315-866-4330.