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Hot off the T-shirt press in NT: 'I survived the 2018 bear scare'

That was fast.

Just hours after a black bear was first spotted roaming the avenues of North Tonawanda, one of the city's comic book stores is selling T-shirts to commemorate the event.

The bear sightings got the town talking Friday morning and sent North Tonawanda-centric Facebook groups buzzing. Residents shared photos, cracked jokes and tracked the bear on its journey across town.

"We imagined families locking their doors, hiding their dogs, and peeking through their blinds for the four-legged fugitive from the forest," said Jay Berent, co-owner of Pulp 716 on Webster Street.

He thought the people of his hometown deserved something to remember the wacky day. So he teamed up with Shannon Haley of Shaley Creations to design T-shirts ($18.99) and car decals ($4.99). The first batch of each will be dropped off Friday night.

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