Deer breaks into NC mall, gets stuck in gate

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina mall got a live and unexpected Christmas display when a small deer broke through a glass door and became stuck in a metal gate.

Authorities tell local media outlets that the deer broke into Northgate Mall in Durham Wednesday morning and was stuck in a gate near the mall’s carousel.

While no mall workers were injured, officials think the deer hurt itself when it crashed through the door. A large pool of blood was seen on the floor.

Animal control workers tranquilized the deer and removed it from the gate. There was no word on the deer’s eventual fate.

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