2009-11-26 / Local & State

Herd Of Deer Smash Through Office

PLUM, Pa. (AP) – The staff at a Pittsburgh-area insurance agency hope to get back to business as usual a day after a herd of deer stampeded through its office.

Workers at the Morry Hoffman Insurance Agency on Route 286 in Plum Borough say four deer smashed through the office’s front plate glass window Tuesday afternoon.

One employee, Barbie Shlifer (SHLEE’-fer) says “It was like a flash of hoofs and fur.’’

Another employee grabbed a door that was off its hinges and used it to shield himself and shoo the deer back toward the broken front window, which the animals jumped through and ran away.

The animals left dirt marks, blood spots and even kicked down a door when they apparently panicked inside the office about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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