In June, 1992, 16 year-old Boy Scout Jason Francois of Douglas, Arizona was awakened by screams during a camping outing. He found his friend, Tait Holbrook of Tucson, Arizona, being mauled and dragged off by a 400-pound black bear. After telling Tait to play dead, Francois chased the bear and threw rocks at it until it ran off, then administered first aid to his friend.