Archive for Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Young men bring home bloody roadkill

October 24, 2006


Lawrence Police responded about 3:30 p.m. Saturday to a report of "suspicious subjects" at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Apple Lane. When they arrived, they found blood on the steps leading to an apartment.

The blood, it turns out, had come from a deer that a group of young men hit with a truck in Johnson County, according to the police report. Instead of leaving the deer, the men - ages 21, 22, and 23 - loaded it into the back of their truck, drove it to Lawrence and tried to drag it into an apartment.

When officers arrived, the deer had been put back in the truck bed. Police believe the men did not report the accident in Johnson County or obtain a deer tag for the animal.

Police are forwarding a report of the incident to the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks for a game warden to review.


acg 11 years, 8 months ago

Where were they going to clean the thing? If they didn't field dress it at the sight, they were planning to what? Do it in an apartment? Yeah, let's just hang this thing up in the tub and skin it down. WTH? I honestly wonder how people make it thru life being this incredibly stupid.

Sigmund 11 years, 8 months ago

Maybe that should be, "Buck! Anything for some Doe." You decide.

Godot 11 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for setting my feeble memory straight, Sigmund. At least I remembered part of it.

acg 11 years, 8 months ago

No, never in a tub. My daddy always gutted them while they hung from our childhood swingset.

Yeah, there are some scars there, I'll be honest. ; )

Godot 11 years, 8 months ago

I recall a few years back when a deer was struck on 15th street, and it was retrieved by the owners of a restaurant in Orchards Corners. Wonder if they had a supply of road-kill deer tags.

JoRight 11 years, 8 months ago

What, you never gutted one in a tub before acg? Rookie!

Sigmund 11 years, 8 months ago

Doe! Anything for a buck. The resuraunt that was fined was on Iowa street not 15th street.

cowboy 11 years, 8 months ago

proper punishment for dumb and dumberer , put the picture in the paper !

Sean Ingram 11 years, 8 months ago

Hey RidgeRunner, get real, if you can't tell that two tards dragging roadkill into their apartment along with all the blood trails and such is an interesting local story, then you are high on crack. and by high on crack, I mean you drove to the Sam's food mart at the corner of 19th and Haskell, bought a little glass bottle with a fake plastic rose in it, took out the rose, and smoked that baby like the crack pipe it is!

oh yeah...

"How about an article on how Bowhunters can help teach the kids that would like to learn how to hunt. How to be safe. How to be ethical, and how to conserve-- both land and animals and the uphill fight to keep our land huntable and not a right of the rich "

How about ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!

gr 11 years, 8 months ago

Ok, let's see if I have it right.

If a dog is hit by the side of the road, someone should do something about it before tending to the people because the dead dog is so sad and needs its dignity taken care of.

If a deer is hit by the side of the road, and someone remembers the story and thought they would help with its dignity (yeah, quite the stretch...), they get into trouble!

Maybe no one had a tag for the dog?

Dog jerky anyone?

gr 11 years, 8 months ago


I think you got it right! Follow the money. You are right, there could be a conflict of interest if people run into deer and then get the meat/antlers. But, what would be wrong with that? Maybe with the car insurance companies.

It's all about money. Suppose someone works for the KDW&P. Suppose they know they want more money. Suppose someone comes in and says they know where two bucks died in locked combat. Suppose KDW&P know if they say he can have it, KDW&P gets nothing, but if they say there's foul play, they get the money.

Is there potential for conflict of interest here or what.

That's why I say the KDW&P has no desire to reduce the deer population. Only minimal effort for public politics.

No deer - no money.
More deer - more money.

hockmano 11 years, 8 months ago

Who gives a crap if they didn't have the proper tag or whatever! How many times have we almost hit a deer on the highway? The deer population is getting out of control! I'm sure no one hit the deer on purpose. They can really total a car and even kill a person! At least it's not laying on the side of the highway smelling it up!

gphawk89 11 years, 8 months ago

"Rednecks of JesusLand at work again."

No, I think true rednecks would have the sense to field dress the deer (assuming they had the correct knives with them, and rednecks would) on the spot. Only dumb city folks would try to drag a bleeding deer into their apartment, then drag it back outside when they realize they have no idea what to do with it.

This strangely reminds me of another incident where some other dumb city folks tried (and failed) to kill a pet rabbit and make stew.

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