The deer escaped, but not after breaking through windows and ransacking offices.
Like most any other Monday morning, Leslie Smith was working the front desk at the Canandaigua Daily Messenger office on Buffalo Street.
“All I know is, I heard a big crash,” Smith said.
That’s when she saw a male deer run past the desk into the Messenger newsroom.
Managing editor Allison Cooper was meeting with another employee in her office when she heard a commotion out front. She saw a deer heading straight toward her office.
“We took cover against the wall and it jumped through the window,” Cooper said.
Both employees were able to escape the office and shut the door, temporarily trapping the deer in the office.
The deer escaped into the newsroom, and broke several windows in an attempt to flee. Broken glass and what is assumed to be deer blood can be found throughout the office.
Daily Editor Erinn Cain said the deer charged at her and another employee.
“It just turned at the last minute,” Cain said.
No employees were injured. Canandaigua city police responded to the scene.
The deer eventually crashed through a window and escaped the office, and was believed headed toward railroad tracks on Buffalo Street.