It started off in what appeared to be an accident. One night, a white tail deer was trapped in a gun shop. And it was all caught on security cameras.
A 10 point buck could be seen parading down the aisles of guns. He slipped a bit, here and there (the floor was linoleum?). But, he agile enough to move throughout the store, breaking display cases with his antlers and knocking down racks of guns with the weight of his body.
By the time the gun store owner and the two police officers arrived the deer had done some significant damage to the store. He had smashed the front window (was he charging his reflection?). He had urinated and shat all over the store. (was he scared?). He had knocked over the ammunition safe; and, as the video confirmed, he broke open the black powder jugs with his head and mouth (what did it taste like? was it like a salt-lick?).
All three men, stood in the beams from the headlights — an SUV and police car — with guns in their hands.
In a moment, a local news crew was also beaming light into the shop. The buck was pacing inside. He was tired, and cut and bleeding from his body and his face.
The owner decided to go into the shop, against police advice, but, “sumpins’ gotta be done.” He unlocked the door, propped it open. Then, leading with his pistol, he slipped into the wreckage of the store.
A gun was fired, that much is clear. The sound of a gunshot was caught by three cameras. The police officers heard it, both reported, preparing to react.
The shot created a spark, which caused an explosion, then another, and then a much bigger fireball style explosion. The buck sprang through the doorway and leap over the cop car, then over the local news camerawoman, and bounded off toward the fields, the woods, the mountains.
The gun shop was destroyed in an evening of explosions.
Police reports confirm, the owner’s gun was never fired.