Panicked deer bolts into supermarket
November 23, 2002
BLACKSBURG, Virginia (AP) -- A deer ran into a Kroger supermarket, scrambled in panic through the store for several minutes, then left through a back door.
Nobody was hurt and the store had only minor damage. The deer was hit by a van after it left the store, but it ran off before it could be evaluated, police said.
The deer entered the open front door Friday, and customer Valerie Belcher hugged a cashier as the panicked animal ran toward her.
"It was a buck, probably a six-pointer," Belcher said. "We watched it just jump right over us."
Kerrie Cook, a teller at a bank in the supermarket, said the deer appeared to have been injured before it entered the store.
"He was just so frazzled he didn't know what to do," she said.
The deer eventually ran out a back door that store employees had opened for it.
Jeff "Jesse" James - Owner of Jesse's Hunting & Outdoors
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Thanks Jesse! In Pennsylvania about a month back a buttonhead jumped through glass at Giant Eagle grocery, ran around, and the butcher tackled it and held it down until the Game Warden and cops arrived. Then they let it back into the wild (where it should be). Thanks,
I hunt *WHITE-Tail* ALL YEAR long!