Photo by Tony Hisgett [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Tony Hisgett [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
A mountain lion that startled an automotive shop employee in Acton Friday morning was tranquilized, captured and would be released back into the wild, authorities said.

The employee, identified in broadcast reports as Hank Barkefelt, came to work about 8:30 a.m. at LJ Automotive at 415 West Sierra Highway, opened a shed door and the lion came out,” said Lt. Ron Shaffer of the L.A. Sheriff’s Palmdale Station.

Startled, the man fell on his back, but he was not injured and reported that the cougar was not aggressive, Shaffer said.

The catamount was later tranquilized and removed by state Fish and Wildlife personnel, the lieutenant said.

—City News Service

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