They grew much more bold, having lost their minimal fear of humans. The Fish and Wildlife folks planned to shoot them, but impassioned pleas from the public and from Governor Bill Walker put an end to that. So the five bears were relocated to the Kenai Peninsula, well south of Anchorage.
Four of the five black bears relocated from the Government Hill neighborhood in Anchorage were shot and killed near a Hope campground after one of the bears climbed into a vehicle on Sunday.
It's a shame, but it's also pretty much the expected outcome. Humans know (mostly) that we have to share Anchorage with the wild animals that were here long before we were ... but the animals are wild and don't always return the consideration.