LUFKIN, Texas — A homeowner was caught off guard during a break-in Thursday morning.
However, it may not be the type of break-in you’re thinking of.
Around 6:10 a.m., the Lufkin Police Department responded to a call regarding a burglary in progress in a subdivision off of Farm-to-Market Road 58.
Police say the homeowner reported hearing glass break and immediately hid in a closet.
An officer arrived on scene to find a front window shattered. He then heard something moving around inside the home and called for backup.
Several officers arrived and upon entering the home through the shattered window, they rounded a corner and came face to face with a very frightened doe.
After several minutes of “deer wrangling” with kitchen chairs, officers shooed the doe out the front door.
No serious injuries were reported.