Mike Desmond

The warden said it came from Fort Belvoir. They apparently was doing a survey down there and were spooking a lot of the deer up. This one just got mixed up, came through the development from the other side of the highway. When it crossed the highway it ran into a car waiting to make a left hand turn. As it ran up between two apartment buildings. The kids were chasing it. They cornered it up in the comer of the building where I am at, right there at my dining room window. The warden said that apparently it must have seen its reflection in the glass and thought it was another deer looking for a way out. It jumped through my window, broke the glass, and landed on the dining room table, its legs spread out from under it. I had a bunch of house plants set up in the window sill. It knocked all those over. Since it hit that car it was bleeding so it put blood on everything.

This friend of mine came down and told me that a deer had jumped through my window. I thought he was kinda bullshitting me, but when I went up to the window and saw it all smashed out and the house all messed up, I figured he was telling the truth. I told him to go get his gun. I was going to shoot it, but what he brought me was not quite what I needed to kill it, so I just waited for the warden to come in.

It (the deer) was down the corner of my bed against the wall, kinda hidden. When I opened the door to see it, it jumped over my bed to the other side of the room. It just started running into the corner, trying to get out of the corner. Since I didn't have a gun to kill it, I just shut the door and waited for the warden to come. They were going to shoot it with a hypodermic blow gun. I asked them if they would let me have the meat after they shot it. They told me that the drug's got nicotine. Nicotine poisons the meat.

The warden came in the bedroom to shoot the deer. The deer saw him and started running around. There was a policeman there too, standing at the door. The deer starts jumping around and he pulls the door shut and locks the warden in with this deer. The warden's yelling to open the door. The cop is holding it shut. So I opened the door up for him. When the warden came out, the deer came out too. That blew their chance for the hypodermic gun. The cop shot him as he was trying to jump back out the window.

The cop shot it three times and didn't kill it. I brought out a 22 that I had and gave it to the warden. The warden shot it in the head. They let me have the meat. I dressed it out, since it was all cut up from jumping through the glass. So, I just kept the meat and that was it. I wrapped it up and put it in the freezer that night.

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