New Jersey News
Deer caught after crashing into central NJ mall
EATONTOWN, N.J. -- State wildlife officials say a deer that crashed through a glass door at central New Jersey mall and got trapped inside a store's storage room has been safely returned to the wild.
The 2-year-old buck was not injured in Monday's incident at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown.
Witnesses say the deer slipped on the mall's marble floor after crashing through the glass door around 10 a.m. Monday. It then ran into a nearby shoe and clothing store on the mall's lower level and charged at a store employee.
The deer was later seen looking into mirrors inside the store before wildlife officials shot it with a tranquilizer. It was then removed from the mall around 1 p.m.
The buck was later released in the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Upper Freehold.
--- Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
new jersey, animals, new jersey news
- Police search for missing 11-year old Brooklyn boy
- AccuWeather: Changeable Week 50 min ago
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- Get WATCH ABC for your mobile device
- Vietnam says it may have found missing jet's door
- Cherry Hill Mall parking dispute turns violent
- Man found shot to death in Bronx apartment
- Crash on Garden State Parkway leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt
- Squatters flee fire in Paterson; 2 vacant buildings gutted 21 min ago
- Liam Neeson tours stables amid carriage horse debate 34 min ago
- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford gets daylight saving time wrong 31 min ago
- Toddler's FaceTime saves mother after dog bite
- Antonio Cromartie released by Jets
- Rangers top Red Wings 3-0 in Lundqvist's 300th win
- AccuWeather: Changeable Week
50 min ago