Ottawa County deputies were called to the deer break-in around 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Photo courtesy: Larissa Frody
GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)-- A Georgetown Township family has some repairs to do, after an un-welcome guest busted into their home. The deer walked around their living room, before crashing through a back window.
The homes are located near a wooded area with a lake in-between. Larissa Fordy was looking out the window. "We had a deer swimming across the lake in our back yard."
Home video shows the deer getting out of the lake and running into the neighborhood. Larissa says, "The deer was gone, we were like, where did it go?"
They got their answer inside a nearby home. "We could see glass was all broken and they're like, the deer's inside," says neighbor Taylor Contreras. Neighbors took pictures as the deer walked around the living room.
Fordy says, "We tried to open the slider to let it out, but didn't want it on the deck because it was slamming into windows trying to break it."
"Finally, it broke a window in back, jumped off the deck and swam across the lake. It was crazy."
The neighbors called the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department and boarded up the home. As they gathered outside to talk and look at the pictures, they agreed, it was one of the most interesting Thanksgiving mornings they've ever had.
As far as everyone knows, the deer survived. They saw it get out of lake and go into the woods.