Woman Leaves Car Running In Middle Of Road To See A Bear, Backs Up Traffic For Miles At Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone national park

Some people suffer from a condition called “main character syndrome.”

If you aren’t familiar with it, you’ve likely seen it play out in the real world in one way or another. Whether it be a complete stranger or a good friend, some individuals act like they are the only person in the world, and everyone should step aside so that they can live their life to the fullest. Even if it means others have to pay the price.

That’s what played out in Yellowstone National Park last month when a woman who was driving along within the park came to a complete stop in the middle of the road when she saw a bear cub. Most people would maybe slow down and glimpse for a moment, or maybe pull off to the side to get a better look. But this lady wasn’t most people, as the person who submitted the video explained:

“A woman left her car running in the middle of the road in Yellowstone and had traffic backed up for miles. All for a little bear you could hardly see.”

How selfish is that?

Cars were backed up for miles and park visitors were confused and irritated, all because one woman couldn’t pull her car out of the way off the road to look at a bear that apparently wasn’t even worth it. Plus, newsflash, you aren’t supposed to approach bears or their cubs anyways (NPS says to stay 25 yards away from non-violent animals, and 100 yard from more dangerous ones).

Take a look at the complete calamity at Yellowstone below:

As selfish as that was, it is kind of funny right? One of those situations where you would be upset if you were in that line of cars, but if you are just watching a video of it, it’s hilarious. And the solutions that Instagram users were pitching in the comment section were even better:

“She left the car running while blocking the road and no one jumped in, put it in drive, and steered it into the ditch?”

“Should’ve drove it on the shoulder and threw the keys in the woods.”

“It’s not stealing if you turn the wheel from outside of the vehicle and engage into drive and let nature take its course.”

“Car would be on rims when she came back.”

“Cool, free car.”


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock