MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – A Macomb County family is in disbelief after a deer jumped through the front window of their home and wreaked havoc in a bedroom.
The family’s 17-year-old and 12-year-old daughters were inside their Mount Clemens home, on Crest near Gratiot, Tuesday afternoon when the six-point buck came crashing through the window, sending glass flying before it charged into through the home.READ MORE: MSP: Michigan Man Hits, Kills Wife With SUV While Leaving Parking Space
The homeowner, Jason Pappazi outside raking leaves and walking to a neighbor when it happened.
“My 12-year-old was sitting on the couch and she got all startled,” Pappazi told WWJ’s Zahra Huber. “It ran past her, down the hallway, and my dog started chasing it into the 12-year-old’s bedroom where my oldest was.”
Pappazi called 911 and girls called their mother, who was at work, to tell her about the trapped deer. She rushed home, and family eventually was able to lock the deer in 12-year-old Courtney’s bedroom, where it trampled on personal items and left blood all over the bed and walls.
Courtney said she slept on the couch last night and isn’t sure she wants her room back.
“I don’t wanna go back in there ever — just too many memories,” she said.READ MORE: Grand Rapids Man Sentenced To Prison For Credit Union Robbery
Mom, Nicole Gietzen, said it took animal control two hours and five tranquilizers to subdue the deer.
She told WDIV-TV she never sees deer in her neighborhood, “…And how does one pick my house and jump through my window?”
No one was seriously injured.
The deer is the custody of animal control.
Pappazi said they’re working to assess the damage.MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Car Near Ann Arbor
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