The bear was spotted in the afternoon near Tyson Headquarters, but disappeared into the woods before Arkansas Game & Fish wardens could catch it.
It seemingly resurfaced later that night, after a man called police saying he hit what he believed to be a black bear with his car at Don Tyson Parkway and 48th Street.
Wildlife officers say the bear is not a threat to the community.
After Springdale police released a photo of the bear, it spread rapidly online. The bear also now has its own Twitter page - @springdalebear
Tim & Jeff in the Morning on Power 105.7 spoke with the Fox Morning Edge Thursday about the bear search, and shed some new light on the story.
The radio hosts were able to use their "photo analysis computer" to reveal new details about the picture of the infamous bear (see attached pictures).