MATTHEWS, NC (WBTV) - Shoppers at a Matthews-area grocery store got quite a surprise when a deer ran into the Food Lion on Thursday evening.
The deer walked into the Food Lion at Highway 51 and Idlewild Road, which was open for business with customers inside.
Witnesses told WBTV that the deer first ran into a glass door at a dry cleaners in the same shopping complex as the Food Lion. The glass door shattered from the collision.
That's when witnesses say the deer ran down to the Food Lion, causing the automatic doors to open, allowing the deer to go inside.
Once inside, witnesses say the deer laid down in an aisle and was later removed from the store by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Animal Care and Control.
The deer was released into a wooded area behind the store unharmed.
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