Buck crashes into Pa. hair salon

May 21, 2008 5:05:20 AM PDT

About four children, three hairdressers and two mothers were in the Holiday Hair salon in Quakertown Plaza when the deer crashed through the glass Tuesday.

Goepfert says he was paying for 11-year-old Tyler Goepfert's haircut. He says the white-tailed buck with 4- to 6-inch antlers "was charging right at my son, so I decked him."

The deer shook him off but he chased it into a back room and barricaded it with chairs until police and a state Game Commission officer arrived. Quakertown Officer Josh Mallery says the deer had a broken jaw and cuts on its neck, and had to be euthanized.