The United States is no stranger to home burglary, as its statistics show that a residential burglary takes place about every 18 seconds in the US, which adds up to nearly 200 per hour and approximately 4,800 every day.
Government data also shows that 27.6 percent of the time, a person is home while the burglary occurs, with 26 percent of those people home harmed, which means 7.2 percent of burglaries result in someone being injured. 65.1 percent of the attackers knew the victim and 27.5 percent were strangers.
But what happens when a reported incident of burglary becomes one surprising and unforgettable occurrence with only one in a million possibility of happening?
In Lufkin, Texas, a distress call had sent police mobilizing around a home in eastern Texas after the owner of the house thought they were broken in by burglars.
The homeowner called Lufkin police after she heard glass breaking as the woman hid in a closet, but quickly realized that she had left her weapon in the kitchen.
The officers that the woman has been talking to became worried that the weapon could end up in the hands of the suspect and responded as soon as they can.
The police response was recorded on video and was posted on Facebook, which shows officers entering the home, yelling, “Police! Let me see your hands!”
Preparing for the worst, authorities waited patiently if there were any who will attack them inside the house and as they rounded a corner, police found the culprit, but it was not what they expected.
The authorities came face to face with one very agitated and frightened deer as an officer shouted, “It’s a deer! It’s a deer! It’s a deer!”
Felt relieved, the officers just used chairs to shoo the deer out the door.