LUFKIN – Officers with the Lufkin Police Department responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a local residence and discovered that the suspect was only a very frightened deer.
The Lufkin Police Department reported that the incident took place yesterday, June 6, at approximately 6:10 a.m. in a subdivision off of FM 58.
The homeowner told police that once she heard glass break and she immediately grabbed a weapon and hid in a closet to wait for the police.
As law enforcement arrived at the scene, they noted that a front window had been shattered. Then, after hearing what sounded like someone moving around inside the residence, the officers called for backup.
While waiting for police to subdue the criminal inside her home, the homeowner realized she did not have her weapon as it had been left of the kitchen counter where the suspect could grab it and use it against her, said Lufkin PD.
As a team of several officers arrived, they entered the home through the broken window. Once inside, officers stated that they came face to face with the suspect, a scared doe.
LPD stated that officers were able to shoo the deer out the front door after several minutes of “deer wrangling” using kitchen chairs.
The deer nor the officers were injured during the incident, aside from minor cuts from the glass.
Lufkin PD added to a Facebook post, “Can’t make this up folks.”
Hashtags written by LPD on the video read as follows: #strangerthanfiction#meanwhileinlufkin@bettercallallstate @orfarmers #gonnaneedabiggerroomba#janedoe#liontamer #ohdeer.
The video, shot from a Lufkin Police Department body cam, can be viewed below.
OH DEER: This morning around 6:10 a.m., we responded to the call of a burglary in progress in a subdivision off of FM 58. The homeowner heard glass break and immediately hid in a closet with a weapon. An officer arrived on scene to find a front window shattered. He then heard someone moving around inside the home and called for backup. The homeowner later realized she did not have her weapon. It had been left on the kitchen counter meaning it could be in the suspect’s possession. Several officers arrived and formed an entry team. Upon making entry through the broken window, the lead officer rounded a corner and came face to face with one very frightened doe. After several minutes of “deer wrangling” with kitchen chairs, officers shooed the doe out the front door. No animals or officers were seriously injured in the incident (except minor cuts from the glass). Can’t make this stuff up folks … #strangerthanfiction #meanwhileinlufkin #bettercallallstate #orfarmers #gonnaneedabiggerroomba #janedoe #liontamer #ohdeer
Posted by Lufkin Police & Fire on Thursday, June 6, 2019