March 29, 2009

Roebuck attacks shopper in Stockholm store

A man attacked by a deer in a supermarket in suburban Stockholm escaped with only minor injuries, investigators said.

Anders Osteberg was shopping Friday night in the Coop in Liljeholmen when the deer got him in the arm with its antlers, Aftonbladet reported. Another shopper was able to get the deer in a headlock and push it out of the store.

I was caught unawares when the roebuck suddenly came at me, Osteberg said.

Investigators said the deer probably entered the store through the loading dock. Its antlers were covered with velvet, a type of skin that supplies nutrients to growing antlers, which cushioned the blows so Osteberg suffered only bruising.