WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Witnesses eating lunch Sunday at TJ's Deli in Winston-Salem were startled when they said a woman walking a pet deer on a leash lost control of the animal, causing it to break through a window and run amok through the restaurant's dining room.
"I thought maybe a customer had fallen over," employee Richard Fogg said of the loud crash the deer made when it broke through the window. "I looked up and a deer had come through the window."
Witnesses in the parking lot said a woman had the deer on a leash, when a crowd that gathered to look spooked the animal, causing it run toward the building.
"It pretty much ran over me," Fogg said.
Store employees tried to shoo the dear toward the restaurant's back door, while patrons stood on tables to avoid the fracas.
The deer, which witnesses described as a 120 to 140-pound doe, finally ran through the kitchen and out the back door.
No one was injured in the melee, and there's no word on why the woman had the deer or if charges would be filed against her.
"We might add deer jerky (to the menu)," Fogg said laughing.
this woman should be punched in the face almost continuously. who, in their right mind, has a pet deer? they are wild animals. this woman couldnt be more of an attention whore if she tried....