“One of our more interesting calls this week was when officers were dispatched to Cedar Grove Elementary after a resident reported that they witnessed a deer breaking through a glass window and entering the school,” @tomsriverpolice shared in a Nov. 30 Instagram post.
The high production value video set to Kelly Clarkson’s “Run Rudolph Run” shows the four-legged trespasser running for its deer life as multiple officers chase it down dark hallways and through classrooms. The deer was eventually freed into the wilderness of New Jersey.
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Police first got the call at around 10 p.m. by a man who saw the deer smash through a window while walking his dog.
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According to Neighborhood Scout, Toms River is “safer than 52% of U.S. neighborhoods,” which means it’s right in the middle, which means these officers were probably happy to have this animal encounter.
Other recent police and crime-related headlines from Toms River which are a lot less pleasant than this one include:
“FBI Digging for Bodies in Mob Case Related to Assault on Toms River Business Owners” [Shore News Network]
“Toms River Tow Company Owner Who Sold Cocaine Gets Prison Term” [Patch]
“Former South Toms River council member charged with sex crimes involving a minor” [News 12]