Deer watched Lethal Weapon too many times

A vandalism incident turned deadly on an otherwise quiet Sunday in Norwalk. Diners entering Berry's Restaurant around noon called Roger Endsley, owner of Hill's Interiors, when they saw the pair of marauders leap through the front plate-glass windows on West Main Street.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

A vandalism incident turned deadly on an otherwise quiet Sunday in Norwalk.

Diners entering Berry's Restaurant around noon called Roger Endsley, owner of Hill's Interiors, when they saw the pair of marauders leap through the front plate-glass windows on West Main Street.

They were two deer.

The men boarding up the windows told Joyce Drake of Hill's that it isn't so unusual for a spooked deer to jump through a large window like that. They see their reflection and think it's other deer.

The deer were found in the basement of Hill's. But they didn't destroy anything beyond the window. As far as vandals go, they were "very nice," Drake said.

Police officers opened the back door and the deer ran out. And the incident ended peacefully or so it seemed.

Shortly thereafter police received a report that someone had hit a deer on Whittlesey. When officers arrived, the deer was up and making a run for it out of the frying pan and into the fire, as it turned out. The animal took off for the police department where it made an ill-advised attempt to enter through a glass door. This glass, however, did not break.

Changing tactics, the deer made for the seemingly safe haven of a North Hester Street garage. Having cornered the animal, officers observed it was a little worse for wear with large gashes on its face and legs. It was mercy dispatched with two rounds from the animal control rifle.

The story does not end sadly, however Jeremy Montoney of Willard got free, prime deer meat out of season.

Comments

wrong call (Ano...

I can not beleive this...this person is trying to make this funny. The reflector should get rid of them. As far as shooting the deer get a life the thing was scared.

Maddy Mud (Anon...

"mercy dispatched"

Uncalled For (A...

I totally agree with Just Me - what a horrible ending to this story. Free prime deer meat out-of-season? Is it funny when animals have to be killed? Seems to me the person who wrote this was trying to write a satirical story, much like what is seen on "The Colbert Report" or "Bob and Tom." Too bad it was a swing and a miss - at humor. Poor choice.

Just Me (Anonymous)

I am all for humor in the newspaper as well as quit wit and colorful writing. However, the last 2 paragraphs in the above story in my view are uncalled for. I doubt if the police officer firing the animal control rifle was pleased at killing a frightened, beautiful deer. But it sounds to me like the writer of this story would have cmopleted the task of killing with a smile on his/her face. How about the seriousness of the deer's injuries warranted the Norwaalk PD to use of an animal control rifle. There is a time and a place for humor.

Really poor tas...

The title of the article says it all.