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Deer enter Kohl’s four days before Black Friday

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

CORALVILLE, Iowa (MCT) – A doe and her two fawns tried to get a jump on the Black Friday sales in Coralville on Monday morning when they surprised the staff at Kohl’s by entering through the automatic front doors.

The deer triggered the automatic doors at the front of the store about 9 a.m., and they entered together. The doe proceeded into the store, but her fawns got stuck in the vestibule area, said Coralville police Chief Barry Bedford.

“Mom then freaked out and ran to the back of the store, at which time employees opened up all the doors,” according to Bedford.

Employees helped the fawns out the front doors, and they reunited with the doe outside, Bedford said.

“Apparently the deer wanted to beat the Black Friday rush and get something for Santa,” Bedford said.

No damage was reported in any part of the store.

“It was a little excitement prior to the big shopping day,” Bedford said.

An employee who didn’t want to be named told The Gazette that “about 30 associates” worked to corral the deer out.

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