Man wrestles deer to ground after it wanders into Walmart

Deer caught looking for deals at Minnesota Wal-Mart

Deer caught looking for deals at Minnesota Wal-Mart

A confused white-tailed deer that wandered into a Walmart store in Minnesota was taken down by an unsuspecting customer who was blindsided by the animal.

After tackling the young buck, Grasswick and a few others covered its eyes before letting it free outside.

The photo shows a man holding the deer down, wrapping his legs around the deer's torso and holding its head against bags of pet food.

Tom Grasswick, who happens to live in Deer Creek, told WDAY-TV that he felt like someone had hit him when the deer slammed into him.

Tom Grasswick, the man in the picture snapped by Koljonen, said he reacted on instinct when the deer ran into him.

Koljonen posted the photo of the deer whisperer covering the animal's eyes in an effort to keep it from resisting.

Koljonen said the deer came in through the store's garden door, which is motion-activated, and "just walked down the aisle".

It's hardly surprising that the deer freaked out, I feel a sense of claustrophobia and paranoia when I'm surrounded by Walmart freaks.

The wild kingdom mayhem occurred about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the big-box store in Wadena, police said.

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