WATCH: Deer crashes into Troy Kohl’s store; 911 calls released

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m. (Dec. 18)

News Center 7’s Lauren Clark spoke with Kohl’s shoppers Monday, showing them video of the deer running through the store and gathering their reaction. 

“I mean frightened animals in cornered spaces is something I would not want to personally deal with,” one shopper said.

The deer was ramming its head into a mirror in the home goods aisle before a male and female grab the deer, hold it down and try to calm it.

The store was temporarily evacuated Saturday as staff worked to capture the deer before any injuries occurred.

Miami County dispatchers received seven calls about the animal. 


Viewer video sent by Arianne Wetmore Knisley of a deer that ran through a Troy Kohl's store

This happened just after 8 p.m. at the store located at 1869 W. Main St.

Videos are circulating on Facebook, showing the deer running into the store, after first running into the front glass doors.

WHIO Facebook follower Chip Birman shared this video with this news outlet.

Troy police Sgt. Richard Gumerlock said there were no injuries reported in the incident. He said a couple officers and citizens were able to capture the deer. He said they immediately released it and that there are woods behind the shopping area.

LISTSEN: 911 call released after deer enters Troy Kohl's store

"Every couple years we seem to get a deer break through a glass window somewhere into a store, they’re rare,” Gummerlock said. “They get spooked and do a lot of things."

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