Tarboro woman assaulted by herd of deer

Michelle Brewer

December 4, 2009 4:40:44 AM PST
A Tarboro woman has quite a story to tell after she was trampled by a herd of deer on a downtown sidewalk.

Michelle Brewer says it sounds a lot like the Christmas song 'Grandma got run over by a reindeer,' but it wasn't funny at the time.

She was opening her jewelry store when one deer passed by, and then there were suddenly so many she couldn't get out of the way.

"As I rounded the corner I saw a stampede of deer coming and there was nothing I could do," Brewer told ABC11 Eyewitness News. "I couldn't go to the right or to the left because they were taking up the whole sidewalk."

A witness said one deer butted her several feet in the air before the rest trampled her.

"One just ran into her and lift her up bout three or four feet in the air and after that she landed on the sidewalk and the rest of the deer kind of like ran over her," witness Tony Battle said.

Brewer suffered bruises on the right side of her face and a hoof print on her leg.

Despite being banged up, she didn't have to go to the hospital.

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