RIGHTEOUS DEER VANDALIZE D.C. MCDONALDS

25 OCTOBER 2002: RIGHTEOUS
DEER VANDALIZE D.C. MCDONALDS

The McDonald’s window
through which the two deer jumped was blocked by police tape on Friday.

Pair of deer smash through
D.C. McDonald’s window


Four women taken to hospital

Friday, October 25, 2002
Posted: 2:57 PM EDT (1857 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A pair
of deer interrupted the lunchtime rush Friday at a McDonald’s restaurant
in Washington when they smashed through a plate glass window and pranced
around the store, a fire official said.


    Four
women suffered minor injuries — including abrasions to the head — as
they tried to get out of the animals’ way, fire department spokesman Alan
Etter told CNN.


    The women
were taken to a hospital. One of them complained of chest pains.


    Etter
said the deer jumped through a 4- by 6-foot window about 11 a.m. and walked
through the dining area and the kitchen.


    One of
the deer jumped back through the window and escaped. Etter said he saw
the animal running nearby about an hour later.


    The second
deer suffered severe cuts, so animal control workers tranquilized it and
took it away to try to treat its wounds, Etter said.

    He said
he did not know how seriously the deer was hurt.


    Etter
said the injured deer appeared to be an adult. He said he did not know
anything about the other deer.


    He said
he did not know what caused the deer to jump through the window.