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Caught on Camera: Deer Intruder

Posted: 8:30 AM, Jun 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 10:30:03-04

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.