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AUBURN, Ind. (KPC News) — "This is crazy."
All Chris Coleman could do — at least at the moment — was shake her head at the damage an unwanted visitor had done to her home in the 2100 block of C.R. 27 Friday morning.
The visitor, an adult deer, had jumped through the window in her front door. From there, the deer avoided a dresser with knick-knacks and scrapbooking Coleman had spread out on tables. It apparently went straight into a bathroom, managed to kick the door closed and then jumped into the bathtub. At some point, the deer had managed to turn the water on in the tub.
Police were initially called to an address on S.R. 427 at 9:39 a.m. by a passer-by. It was later determined that the deer had jumped into a residence on C.R. 27, just north of Auburn.
"They saw a deer standing by the road," Auburn Police Sgt. Tom Weicht said. "They stopped, and saw it run across the road and jump into a window."
Weicht went into the house to investigate and could hear the animal making a racket in the bathroom.
Shortly thereafter, off-duty DeKalb County Deputy Aaron Long and Sgt. Dave Cserep arrived at the residence.
The three officers entered the residence, and Weicht said when they opened the bathroom door, the deer was laying in the tub that was by then filled with water. Only the deer's head was visible.
Weicht used his Taser to stun the animal so that other officers could drag it outside with the help of a loading strap. The animal was still breathing when it was brought outside, but had deep lacerations to his neck and chest area and died shortly after being helped out of the home.
The bathroom was a mess of blood, pieces of flesh and twisted metal framing for the shower.
It was a bathroom that had only recently been refurnished, Coleman said.
"It's absolutely crazy," she said. "What possessed it to jump through my front door?"
After surveying the damage, Coleman had called for her insurance company to come out and inspect the damage.
She said she was grateful there wasn't more damage.
"Nothing out here was touched," she said from her living room. "It could have been worse. He could have gone to town."
Coleman said her family at lived in the residence for 25 years, and nothing like this had ever happened.
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