It was a scene similar to one in "Tommy Boy."
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officer David Miller was on routine patrol around 2:20 a.m. Tuesday and checking parking lots when he encountered a suspicious person sitting in a parked vehicle behind a hotel.
The vehicle owner claimed to have a dead deer in the trunk. He said he accidently hit the animal with his car on an outlying area roadway.
The man told Miller he intended on utilizing the meat from the road kill to feed his family.
"The officer merely wanted to check on the tagging of the deer to make sure it was appropriately tagged with a kill permit or accident permit," explained KDPS Lt. Stacey Geik.
The man agreed.
Miller cautiously opened the trunk and the deer sprang from the trunk.