Allentown pizzeria mistakenly butchers deer

December 3, 2008 4:40:10 PM PST
An Allentown pizzeria says venison is not on the menu - despite the impression a customer may have gotten when she saw one of the cooks butchering a deer in the shop's kitchen. John Okumus is the manager of Stromboli Pizza. He calls Tuesday's incident a huge misunderstanding.

Okumus says he shot a doe and planned to give it to his friend. He wrapped the animal in plastic and dropped it off in a back area of the kitchen, hoping the friend would pick it up. Okumus then went home.

He says a cook mistakenly started butchering the deer, and a customer saw what was happening.

The Allentown Health Department investigated but did not issue a citation.

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Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com


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