Deer Crashes through Window at First Baptist Church


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A deer ran through the window of the First Baptist Church on Dickson Street Monday evening, causing some damage to the room it entered. 

The deer was eventually brought down by use of a tranquilizer. Animal Control officers were required to use three separate darts on the deer before it was successfully subdued. 

Tom Rankin, of Fayetteville Animal Services, said that though deer are common in Northwest Arkansas, they aren’t often found in churches. 

“We had a call several years ago where one got into a house, but you know, it’s not very common. We do have quite a few deer, so hopefully it won’t become a more common problem,” Rankin said. 

Animal Control officers took the deer to a more secluded part of Washington County.  They said the deer took several hours to wake up, but was never in any danger. 

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