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Old 11-16-2009, 11:42 AM
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http://www.delawareonline.com/articl...t-life---twice
Deer gets second chance at life after crash;
cops arrest man after shot fired




By TERRI SANGINITI • The News Journal • November 16, 2009 New Castle police officers freeing an injured deer at an area farm were startled when a gunshot whizzed by the patrol car..




They pursued the gunman and arrested a 31-year-old New Castle man about an hour later, said, Lt. Adam Brams, the agency’s spokesman, reported today.

The incident unfolded about 9 p.m. Friday when a motorist hit the deer on Del. 9 near Rogers Manor and it got wedged into the car’s bumper and grill.

Officers investigating the accident discovered the deer was still alive.

The motorist drove the car to police headquarters, where animal control agents from the Delaware SPCA tranquilized the animal.

Brams said the officers and the animal control agents then removed the deer from the car and took it to the area of Quigly Farm to release it in its natural habitat.

Officers stood by on a dirt road to make sure that when the deer awakened from the tranquilizer that it was not injured and able to run off into the woods.

As it did, the officers noticed a white sports utility vehicle pull up on the shoulder and then heard a gunshot followed by a whizzing sound over their police car, Brams said.

Thinking the gunshot was meant for them, the officers took off after the van.

They stopped the driver, identified as Victor L. Bryson, on Frenchtown Road near the Quigly Farm.

Bryson, of the 500 block of W. Ninth Street, was charged with two counts of reckless endangering, two counts of possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, possession of ammunition by a person prohibited and driving with a suspended license.

The bullet missed both the officers and the deer, Brams said.

Police initially reported that Bryson told officers he was aiming at the deer.

“We would have never known if he hadn’t told us,” Brams said earlier today. “He was trying to poach the deer.”

But this afternoon Brams said after speaking with the arresting officer, it wasn't clear what Bryson was shooting at.

Bryson is being held in Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $34,000 bail.
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Old 11-16-2009, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by starmonk View Post

... a motorist hit the deer ... and it got wedged into the car’s bumper and grill.

Officers investigating the accident discovered the deer was still alive.

The motorist drove the car to police headquarters ...


Drove to police HQ -- with the still alive deer wedged into the car's bumper and grill.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:58 AM
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That would make for an interesting hood ornament
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