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Police surround house for burglary, find deer instead

  • Video courtesy Associated Press

    Police in Texas found a deer instead of a burglar when they attended to a house they believed had been broken into. The homeowner called Lufkin police early Thursday after she heard glass breaking.

LUFKIN, Texas >> Police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress found a deer instead.

The homeowner called Lufkin police early Thursday after she heard glass breaking. The woman hid in a closet and realized she had left her weapon in the kitchen. Officers were worried it could end up in the hands of the suspect.

Video posted on Facebook shows officers entering the home, yelling, “Police! Let me see your hands!” Police say as the officers rounded a corner, they came “face to face with one very frightened doe.”

An officer shouted “It’s a deer! It’s a deer! It’s a deer!”

The officers used chairs to shoo the deer out the door.

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