Ozark, Mo. -- (11/23/2017) Officers from the Ozark Police Department responded to an animal complaint Thursday afternoon at a Casey’s General Store involving a deer. The young deer was in the parking lot and attempted to enter the store. Officers were able to successfully capture the deer to prevent him from potentially running into an unsuspecting motorist on a nearby highway.

With the assistance of a concerned citizen, the deer was relocated to a forested area to ensure the safety of the animal and motorists. A photo of the incident can be seen on the Ozark Police Facebook page.

Edited Media Release