According to Game Warden Carlos Gomez a Tulsa homeowner living next to the tire shop on Sheridan road called the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to report a deer she had seen behind a shop. The tire shop owner was cited for illegal possession of wildlife.
The tire shop owner said that he had kept the deer back there for two weeks and hadn't even given it water.
When Gomez asked where the deer had come from, the shop owner expressed that he did not know.
The identity of the shop owner and specific location of the tire shop are not being released at this time, as they continue to investigate.
The deer was tranquilized and then taken to Mohawk Park, where the Game Wardens released it into the wild.
In a Facebook post, Carlos Gomez writes:
December 11 at 7:58 PM ·
Got to wrestle a perfectly healthy buck deer tonight, and thanks to the Tulsa animal control crew for providing the tranquilizers and safely transporting up to Mohawk. He’d shed his antlers already or he’d a been a much bigger handful. The tire guy who had him enclosed behind the shop for the past two weeks had no explanation on how it got there (Sheridan/244 area) but got a $1k ticket for his memory issues and we may have also ruined their Christmas venison roast!
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