WOOSTER, Ohio (WJW) — A deer took a wild stroll through a local Walmart Supercenter on Wednesday afternoon.
According to witnesses, the deer entered the Wooster store around 3:30 p.m.
“I started hearing noise, so I looked over to see what it was and you could see some shopping carts tipping over and moving around, and then a deer goes running in the door and takes off through the store, that’s something you don’t see every day,” said Bert Moore, who was shopping inside the store.
Video, provided by FOX 8 viewers Bert Moore and Matthew Zimmerly, shows the animal causing commotion and mayhem as it journeys through the shopping center.
Moore says he and other shoppers watched as the panicked deer ran through the store.
“The more I watched it, the more I thought ‘Well, it’s gonna hurt itself and I don’t want that or it could hurt somebody else, so I kind of caught it in an aisle as it was coming to me, and it got beside me and I kind of wrapped my arm around it, put some weight on it and she just laid down, my wife came over, she actually rubbed its head, trying to calm it down,” he said.
Customers and employees worked together to tackle the deer.
Moore says a hunter, experienced with handling deer, helped hold down the animal.
“Me and the other gentleman actually flipped the deer over and scooted it on the ground until we got it all the way through the store,” he said.
Then they pushed the deer to the back door and safely removed it from the premises.
“It stood up and looked at me and I’m like, ‘I don’t know what I’m gonna do now.’ But, it got its legs under it, it kind of did a couple circles and you could tell it was ok, which was a really good feeling, and it took off and actually went right in the cornfield and you could see it running off in the distance,” he said.
Wooster police said they did not respond to the scene.