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July 13, 2012

Deer crashes through Fletcher House windows

CROSSVILLE — As staff was preparing for a dining room of residents at a local retirement home, a deer crashed onto the scene, leaping through one window to enter the dining area, and then exiting through a second.

The deer, suffering from a broken leg and unable to get up, was put down by a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy to end its suffering and was removed from the area.

The incident took place around 7 a.m. at Uplands' Fletcher House when the large doe jumped through a front window. The deer then ran through the dining hall, surprising staff, and then exited through a window near a loading dock at the rear of the home, according to Deputy Jon Human's report.

As the deer exited the home, it ran into an employee's car, leaving a dent in the vehicle.

The deer was still lying nearby when officers responding to the call arrived on the scene. No residents were present when the incident took place, and no one was injured.

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