KINGSTON, NY - Wait in line, bucko!
A young deer burst through the front door of Hudson Coffee Traders Tuesday morning, shattering the glass and halting everyone's daily grind while authorities attempted to wrangle the beast.
"As soon as it happened, I was in shock," said employee Jenna Shaffer.
The young deer crashed through the Uptown coffee shop at about 7 a.m., according to shop owner Donna Brooks. Patrons looking for their daily pick-me-up quickly picked up their belongings and headed outside.
Inside, the doe hung out near the back of the shop and stayed fairly sedate until animal control and Kingston police arrived about a half hour later. Animal control officials were able to wrangle it in safely, and no one was hurt.
By noon, repairmen were already installing a new glass door and patrons were getting caught up with their java-fix at the popular coffee spot for attorneys, judges and county employees. Kingston police say they brought the deer into a patrol truck and released it back into the wild.
"We're a very popular coffee shop; we've extended to the wildlife," Brooks said.