Officials: Bear Mauls Man in Columbia Station

A man was severely injured in a bear mauling Thursday evening, officials confirm to Fox 8 News. Full Story
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Strongsville, OH

#1 Aug 19, 2010
Well its about time, my goodness how many years can they let this douche bag continue to keep these poor animals and abuse them.

Strongsville, OH

#2 Aug 19, 2010
So sorry for the poor guy that was attacked, I hope he recovers very soon.

Ashtabula, OH

#3 Aug 20, 2010
foo sho

Canton, OH

#4 Aug 20, 2010
I just wanted to say that we were with the family this evening..The young boy has pasted away..Please just pray for his family and friend..Thank you

Canton, OH

#5 Aug 20, 2010
Outraged you have some problems..It's about time?Who says that?Yeah the owner maybe a scumbag,but it would have be better if he had been shut down because of something else not because someone was killed by his bears..Lets just pray for the family not worry about Sam..

Espanola, NM

#6 Aug 20, 2010
My condolences to the family.

United States

#7 Aug 20, 2010
this was a wonderful man and he will be strongly missed and always remembered! We love you B! This is a strong family and they have many friends to comfort them in this time of loss.

Boca Raton, FL

#8 Aug 20, 2010
does a bear s**t in the woods? yes so leave them there!

United States

#9 Aug 20, 2010
I dated Brent he was my little high school sweet heart we have both grown up and moved on from the times we have onced shared but i never expected to get the phone call that he has pasted away ... we have talked here and there and this is a huge disappointment he truely was a really good guy with a big heart...<3 I will always have love for him .....forever missed Brent...

Cleveland, OH

#10 Aug 20, 2010
Such a fricken shame, I feel so bad for this kid. I live on this street and us neighbors have tried to get these animals removed. There are children and development all around. What's sad it's not the owners that get attacked but others. Sam's house was recently in foreclosure so how was he taking care of these animals. The neighbors just talked about this. No one should be owning wild animals like this unless your an animal park. Sam stated on television sometime ago that he did not have insurance. All I am saying is that these animals belong in a zoo or the wild not just leaving in a cage. The bear got loose a long time ago, but Sam has tigers,etc. This should have never happened!!! Prayers to the family.

Cleveland, OH

#11 Aug 20, 2010
People never cease to amaze me!
the reporter

Cleveland, OH

#12 Aug 20, 2010
check this out. over how man violations Sam has, what does it take to remove these animals. This should have never happened.

Alliance, OH

#13 Aug 20, 2010
Bears are meant for the wild. Not to be kept for marketing and bear wrestling is just sick.

Cleveland, OH

#14 Aug 20, 2010
this guy has a long history of issues. Cocaine trafficking, a bear got loose a years ago attacked a neighbor. What is our government doing? This poor family.

North Ridgeville, OH

#15 Aug 20, 2010
For goodness sake, leave wild animals alone! They are wild, they are meant to be in the wilderness...just leave them be and this kinda thing will not happen!

It's really not rocket science.

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Aug 20, 2010
I have known Sam for approximately 30 years and I know he loves his animals. Sam knows there are risks involved in having that type of animal because he himself was attacked several years ago but I also know Sam would never jeopardize someone he thought was not capable of handling them. I hope he can cope with this tragedy because he is a very good man. My heart goes out to the family of the man lost.

Cleveland, OH

#17 Aug 20, 2010
I feel very sorry for his family and the bear. The bear was doing what comes naturally as a wild animal, and this poor young man was just doing his job to take care of the bear. Truly a tragedy, my condolences.

Since: May 10

Cleveland, OH

#18 Aug 20, 2010
Will someone please lock Mazzola in the bear cage and get in on video.

Akron, OH

#19 Aug 20, 2010
Bear wins.
The New King Of Cleveland

Independence, OH

#20 Aug 20, 2010
This story actually has three tragedies.
1) the man who was killed
2) the bear who will most likely be killed
3) the spelling in some of these comments

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