:roll: Nice job guys.Police Shoot, Kill Tame Deer
POSTED: 3:02 pm EDT May 25, 2007
UPDATED: 5:54 pm EDT May 25, 2007
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Whitetail was part of the neighborhood.
Residents of the Middlebrook Estates subdivision fed the small deer by hand.
She frolicked in their yards.
Residents have stacks of pictures of their kids nuzzling and petting the tame deer.
Now she is dead; shot and killed by a police officer in a terrible misunderstanding.
Babysitter Called Police
Whitetail had been visiting houses in the neighborhood since January after her mother was hit and killed by a car.
Just about everyone in the area knew she was gentle.
But earlier this week a babysitter unfamiliar with the deer was upset when she saw Whitetail approaching several children.
She was afraid the children were in danger. She called 911.
A Henry County police officer who responded to the call shot and killed the deer.
Residents are angry. They feel the incident could have been handled without killing Whitetail.
Police officials said they had no way to know the deer was tame.
Department of Transportation workers picked up Whitetails body before any of the neighbors realized what had happened.
Yeah... those wild deer are surely menaces to society.Police officials said they had no way to know the deer was tame.