Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Deer crashes through shop window

Shoppers at a South Jersey Goodwill Store got a special visitor on Saturday afternoon when a doe came crashing through the front door. The store, located in Woodbury Heights, N.J. (about 15 miles from Philadelphia), has already made repairs and reports that no shoppers were injured in the incident.

In the security video you can see multiple angles of the doe sprinting across the parking lot and crashing through the front door before stumbling back to its feet and escaping.

YouTube link.

"At first I just heard a loud noise," says Victor Santucci, the regional manager of the Goodwill stores who was on location when the video was taken. "I thought maybe a car had crashed through the front door. We made sure that our customers were safe and got them out of the store, and then we corralled the deer to get her out. It didn't appear to be hurt."

Santucci added that there were five deer in the parking lot on Saturday, "but only one crashed through the door." “It’s really odd because that store doesn’t back up to any woods,” says Juli Lundberg, a spokesperson for the Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia. “It came out of nowhere.”

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