I can't help but wonder how you are supposed to enjoy the bear from a distance when it is in your garage?
Connecticut man charged with killing black bear | Fox News
Is is illegal to have a handgun in Conn? Is the act of killing the bear in self-defense enough to make his possesion of the handgun criminal?
That's a pretty intense felony for shooting a wild animal in your home. Maybe we are missing info, but sounds like PETA brainwashed a few LEOs to me.