OAKDALE (KDKA) — A bank in Oakdale had one of its windows shattered in an apparent break-in Friday morning, but the suspect in the case was able to hoof it out of there without being caught.
The break-in occurred shortly before the PNC Bank in the 100-block of Seminary Avenue opened for the day.
“Well, we didn’t notice anything when we came in,” said Maree Campbell, a bank employee. “We actually walk right by here to come in and we saw nothing, no window broke or nothing.”
But in a moment how that would change because when they got inside they found broken glass everywhere. A shattered window was the entry point for the intruder.
“We thought someone broke into the bank,” said Campbell.
But it wasn’t a someone; instead, it was a something with brown fur and four hooves.
“It was a deer,” says Campbell. “I asked if it was a buck or doe. It was a doe.”
Caught in the act, the assailant froze and Campbell saw the deer drama play out.
“It was actually staring towards the vault. I saw the back end of it. I didn’t see the head,” she said. “Maybe looking for a buck.”
Don’t act shocked, you knew that line was coming!
This incident not unique though.
It was just a few years ago when a deer, also a doe, broke into Mellon Financial in Fox Chapel. There’s no word on if authorities think the two incidents or suspects are related.
“We were hoping they weren’t gonna shoot it, maybe tranquilize it,” said Campbell. “But I guess they ended up shooing it out the back door.”
As for the deer, witnesses say it didn’t appear to be injured in the incident.