A thrift store in Wetumpka, Ala. found new meaning to the phrase “the buck stops here” over the weekend when a young deer crashed through a storefront window and ran amok for several minutes inside the store.
The buck, guessed to be a little under a year old, ran through the window of the Adullam House Thrift Store early Saturday morning while a few customers were browsing inside.
The manager said they asked the customers to step outside for their safety while they spent the next few minutes figuring out the best way to corral the terrified and confused animal.
“We think he bust through when he saw his reflection in the glass,” store manager Eric Thomas told Yellowhammer.
In the Youtube video above, the deer can be seen struggling to gain traction on the slick floor and knocking over store racks.
“What are we going to do?” A man in the video can be heard saying. “We’ve got to do something or it’ll tear the whole store up,” a second man responded.
Thomas said it took them about 15 minutes to finally snare the frightened fawn.
Once it was finally captured, they released it outside.
“When we let him go outside he was able to get his bearings,” Thomas said. “He then bolted across Highway 231 into a wooded area.”
Store managers determined there was no real damage other than the broken window. The store was cleaned up and back in business shortly after the incident. A crew came in late Monday afternoon to replace the window.
The Adullam House is a non-profit business that helps fund homes that take in children whose parents have been arrested. The items sold at the thrift store go to those families.
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