Deputies find suspected burglar was deer trapped in bathroom

By Ben Hooper
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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Deputies called to a Florida home to investigate a suspected burglary discovered the culprit, a deer, was still trapped inside the bathroom.

Thomas Lessing said he arrived at his Land 'O Lakes home and discovered the glass of his front door had been shattered.


"As I was going through the house, I'm noticing valuables haven't been taken," Lessing told Bay News 9. "I was thinking, 'what kind of robbery is this?'"

Lessing called the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and deputies soon arrived and realized there was something moving inside the home's bathroom.

He said a deputy drew his gun and announced himself before opening the door and revealing the suspect: a deer.

"The last thing you think of is that a deer is trapped in your house," Lessing said.

Lessing captured video of the deer, which was not injured, being released through the back door.

"It was a deer at Christmas time. What's the odds? It was definitely an experience that's for sure," Lessing told WTVT-TV.

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