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D'oh! Deer intruder trashes Smithtown ad agency before dashing off

A deer runs free Wednesday after it crashed

A deer runs free Wednesday after it crashed through a window of a Smithtown business. Credit: James Carbone

Rudolph she's not.

Employees of a Smithtown advertising agency found a four-legged surprise Wednesday morning, as a doe-eyed deer crashed through a glass window, trashing the office before scurrying off into the woods, authorities said.

Staff arriving at SMM Advertising shortly after 8 a.m. initially thought an intruder had broken into the office at 811 W. Jericho Tpke. but later found the doe hiding behind a television, said Kevin McPadden, deputy chief of the Smithtown Department of Public Safety.

The confused animal, McPadden said, crashed through the front window and "proceeded to tear up the place," overturning furniture and wrecking Christmas decorations.

"There was significant damage," he said.

Suffolk Police, Smithtown public safety officers and officers from the Smithtown Animal Shelter threw a sheet over the animal, temporarily corralling it, McPadden said.

Police carried the doe, which suffered a minor cut to its foot, to a parking lot before it Dasher-ed off. 

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