Ball said she let the cub finish the pizza because she understandably didn't want to, ya' know, interrupt a bear while it's chowing down, but that she later shooed it away with a chair. The patio was also closed for a couple of days, so the bear could be trapped (and released elsewhere) by authorities.
"I let it finish the pizza because I don't want to mess with a bear when it is eating," she told local NBC affiliate WBIR. "I don't want to be attacked or eaten myself. At that point, it was already on the table eating the pizza, so just let it finish and then ran it off."
However, not everyone was enthused by her immediate reaction. After she posted the photos to Facebook, some commented that she should have scared it away immediately so that it learned approaching humans with food is not OK. Otherwise, some argued, it will eventually lose the fear of people and end up getting killed for coming too close to them.