Monday 26 August 2019

Three deer trap woman in apartment after crashing through window

The woman called 911.

Two deer peering from the bathroom of an apartment (Sgt Kevin Gerber/Decatur Police Department/AP)
Two deer peering from the bathroom of an apartment (Sgt Kevin Gerber/Decatur Police Department/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Police rescued an Indiana woman after three deer crashed through a window, trapping her inside her apartment with the startled animals.

Decatur police say the 74-year-old woman was in her retirement home apartment on Tuesday night when the deer crashed through a bedroom window.

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Two deer in the bathroom of an apartment in Decatur (Sgt Kevin Gerber/Decatur Police Department/AP)

The woman called 911. Officers found her trapped on her living room couch, with her walker knocked over, as one deer jumped about the room.

Sgt Kevin Gerber said an officer shielded the woman after that deer knocked her over.

Sgt Gerber says officers subdued and removed one deer.

He says two others that ended up in a bathroom were tranquilised and released.

He said the woman was not injured and “was amazingly calm” during her ordeal, but the deer badly damaged her apartment.

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