A couple of young deer crashed through this window at Downtown Treasures (across the street from the Polk County Courthouse).
Breaking and Entering: Deer Crashes Window and Enters Downtown Treasures, LIVINGSTON, May 29, 2014 - At approximately 4 am on May 29, 2014, officers with the Livingston Police Department were dispatched to Downtown Treasures located across the street from the Polk County Courthouse on South Washington in Livingston. Two deer had crashed through a plate glass window and were running rampant throughout the establishment. Officers from Livingston PD including Sergeant Darrell Newman, Dallas Early, Donald Dyson and Sheriff's Deputy Sergeant David Ramsey along with owner Eddie Martin were (after much effort) able to finally coral what they thought was only one deer out the back door of Downtown Treasures. The deer broke a hip in the process and made a mess in the store by damaging merchandise and getting blood on the carpet from being cut by the broken glass. Once the deer ran out the back door, the officers tried to find the wounded animal that was last seen running towards US-190 East after cutting through the parking lot of Melbo's convenience store. Within a few minutes another young deer was discovered in the kitchen of the Whistle Stop Cafe'. As Owner Eddie Martin approached the deer, it crashed through a glass door and escaped.
The panicked animals knocked down and damaged merchandise in Downtown Treasures antique and gift shop.
Police look on as the wild animal took sometime to finally find the back door which was opened so the animal would leave.
The deer was cut and left blood on much of the carpet in the building.
A second young deer (both bucks) was found minutes later in the kitchen of the Whistle Stop Cafe' and crashed through a glass back door to free itself (Sergeant Darrell Newman with Livingston PD pictured).
Mixi was on duty for PolkCountyToday.com.
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