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Wayward deer crashes through home

Courtney Astolfi • May 29, 2014 at 12:00 PM

A wayward deer broke into a Sandusky man's home on Memorial Day, led police on a hoof-chase down Monroe Street then collided with a moving car.

No, it wasn't Bambi's mom, but this young male deer had a not-so-happy ending of his own late Monday afternoon.

A Wayne Street woman heard a crash in her laundry room around 4 p.m. and quickly noticed the animal had barreled through the window, blood dripping from its mouth.

Sandusky police called an Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer to the home, who flushed the deer outside.

The deer immediately jumped a fence and ran straight into a vehicle on West Monroe Street. Officers located the animal again at the Knights of Columbus hall on Columbus Avenue. The deer had injured legs from striking the vehicle, according to a police report, and it was still bleeding.

Police corralled it away from the public, where the ODNR officer killed the animal to put it out of its pain.

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