Oh, deer!!! I'm so confused!!

@jerzgirl (7673)
Gloucester City, New Jersey
December 4, 2008 9:02am CST
Here's one for the books. There sure are a lot of things happening in Allentown these days, aren't there? But, I have two questions. Why was the customer looking in the kitchen and how does ANYONE mistakenly butcher a deer when no other butchering ever takes place at that location? http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-a1_5deerpizza.6694847dec04,0,818690.story Personally, I wouldn't have a problem with it being there - the place probably has a walk in fridge and it kept the meat good until the guy's friend could pick it up. He probably didn't have any way to keep it at his house. But, why would an employee take it upon himself to butcher a deer he knew didn't belong to him, that he knew wasn't on the menu, and that in no way could be mistaken for a side of beef or pork? Personally, it sounds to me like the employee was hoping to have a little venison at home for himself while the boss wasn't there to see him taking it. I refuse to believe it was a mistake on the employee's part. Butchering isn't usually something that takes place in ANY pizzeria unless it's actually part of a butcher shop, and this one isn't. Does anyone else agree with me? Would anyone else have a problem with this guy just keeping the carcass in the walk-in for a day or so?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I agree with you. I see no problem with having it hang in the cooler and he did have plastic around it. I wonder why that girl peeked through the door in the first place. As for the employee buthering it up, that is weird. UNLESS the deer was really for him and the owner and him were just trying to cover their own selves with the story of someone coming to pick it up. I don't think though that they ever intended to use it on pizza.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I keep forgetting to tell you that I love your avatar, too cute.
• United States
10 Dec 08
Oh Brother! Yeah I'd have a problem with it for sure!! I know one thing I'd not be going back to this place to eat!! that's so uncool, not right at all!
@Quirkly (95)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
That is the most insane and irresponsible thing a business owner could ever do. Whatever charges are layed in this case should stick. I'm not sure what the employee was thinking, but just the fact that the deer was in there to begin with was absolutely and utterly wrong. Business and pleasure should never meet in that way, EVER. That deer should NEVER have crossed the threshold of that establishment at any point. Exactly what they were cited for, it's wild meat, who knows what sorts of stuff it dragged in with it, wrapped in plastic or not. Unacceptable, period.
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
4 Dec 08
hmmmmm..never tried venision on pizza before. Could only improve the taste. Gonna have to try that next time I make a pizza.
@ganderlot (352)
• United States
4 Dec 08
I went to the mccall link and got a server error. Maybe a lot of people are checking out the story it sounds a bit gross. From what you write I agree why would a customer go in the kitchen in the first place and I wouldn't think venison was on their menu. Regards