As the bear turned right, Vaz Terdandenyan was about to come down the sidewalk toward it. He got a surprise. KTLA-TV hide caption toggle caption KTLA-TV The Two-Way VIDEO: Texting Guy Barely Escapes Bumping Into Bear April 11, 2012 Vaz Terdandenyan was texting and walking at the same time. Oblivious to what was going on, he nearly walked into a 400-pound black bear. It's all on video.