Frank Mills, the co-owner of Harbor Crab Company Restaurant and Marina in Patchogue, Long, Island, New York, thought that his restaurant might have been robbed when he received a call on Thursday morning stating that the front window of his restaurant was smashed.
Upon arrival he discovered the intruder to be a deer that was being held captive by two of his employees, who had had to wrestle the animal to the ground and tie it with an electrical cord.
"This wasn't a tiny little thing," Mills said. Suffolk police and town animal control officers arrived minutes later. After making sure the deer wasn't hurt, it was released.
Mills said the deer had smashed through a front window and was trying to break through one in the rear when it was caught. In the meantime, the animal caused a few thousand dollars' worth of interior damage, including ripped upholstery.