Believe it or not this happens with some frequency.
Not typically downtown, but all around Anchorage proper.
Quite a few years back we had an unfortunate incident where a local radio station was giving updates on a visiting bear's location.
People started showing up to get a look at the bear and things got so dicey that the cops had to shoot the bear.
Huge public outcry, and ever since then folks have shown a little more restraint.
I have to admit that I found this video over on Palin's Facebook page, which I think marks the very first time I have borrowed anything from there without mocking it or making fun of her for posting it.
Good chance it will be the last time too.