Skip to comments.Man butted by deer at Stockholm supermarket
Posted on 03/29/2009 7:13:02 AM PDT by WesternCulture
A man was butted by an unexpected assailant while shopping at his local supermarket in a Stockholm suburb on Friday - a roebuck deer.
"I was caught unawares when the roebuck suddenly came at me," Anders Östeberg said to Aftonbladet of his meeting with the deer at a Coop store in Liljeholmen in southern Stockholm.
It is thought that the deer sneaked into the building when the loading bay was left open in connection with a delivery.
The frightened deer ran into the store and Östberg was unfortunate to be in the rampaging animal's path.
The deer butted Östberg on the arm, before a fellow customer managed to detain the wild animal in a strangle hold before escorting him from the store.
Luckily for Anders Östberg the deer had hide covering his otherwise razor sharp horns and he therefore managed to escape his close encounter with only minor bruising and an unusual story to tell his friends.
Shopping in Stockholm has become downright insane.
I prefer the Oxford Street pickpockets and the gypsies of Rome to this mess.
Trust me, the Animal Kingdom will hear from our lawyers!
Perhaps he was looking for directions to a Sears store.
Don't butt me bro.!!!!
At least it wasn’t a moose.
Moose bites can be pretti nasti.
“Perhaps he was looking for directions to a Sears store.”
- Is Sears still around?
A friend of mine told me Wal-Mart has competed away most other companies in their business.
Deer have "razor sharp horns"? Since when?
Maybe he was just looking for some John Deere products:)
NOW can we be allowed to hunt deer?
Yes, Sears is still around. I don’t buy anything there since I got rid of the vacuum cleaner that needed “R” bags and “OO” belts - and anyway, I can order from Hoover.com with much less trouble - but someone must shop there for something.
I hate when that happens....
Sears is still doing pretty well around these parts (northern New England). I’ll be getting myself a new lawnmower there in a few weeks.
“Yes, Sears is still around.”
- Nice to know.
Speaking of Wal-mart, I’m not overly impressed by their prices (I’ve checked them out a bit on the Internet).
My country, Sweden, boasts a lot of stores that could compete with Wal-Mart prices despite the 25% VAT we pay upon the “actual” prices we pay.
But perhaps there are stores in the US that too could compete with what Wal-Mart has on offer?
No doubt a Laplander.
Religion of peace?
Whether you get the best price at Wal-mart depends on what you’re buying and when ... just like any other store. For example, their clothes are inexpensive, especially basic items like young children’s pants and shirts. However, they don’t last. Some people want better quality, and will go elsewhere and pay more. Others (like me) find that the children destroy the clothes no matter what you spent on them, so you might as well get the cheapest.
You can often find appliances for less, if you look around. On the other hand, most stores don’t even have toilet paper in packages of 48 rolls. Wal-mart has the best price on frozen pizza. For shoes, there’s often a better price/selection at PayLess.
“But perhaps there are stores in the US that too could compete with what Wal-Mart has on offer?”
In fact, I prefer it.
Target’s house brand of diapers is pathetic, and they don’t carry half-and-half. Good selection of toys, though.
Oh deer, time to hoof it out of this thread.
If the deer hit the man’s arm with his head, why do they call it “butting”?
Yes, deer tend to become panicked and disoriented in those conditions.
There are lots of small deer where I live in Maryland. White Tail?
It’s suburbia, but the “city” was designed with numerous small forest patches and corridors. Small deer and critters of all sorts thrive. I see the deer occasionally when I’m out walking the bike paths.
That was from an independent study and a non walmart friendly source.
The deer should sue the Socialist for not knowing enough to get out of his way.
It was reported the Roebuck just wanted to buy hunting license for some Doe...
“Sears is still doing pretty well around these parts (northern New England). Ill be getting myself a new lawnmower there in a few weeks”
Buy a Swedish Husqvarna Automower instead:)
By the way, I recently bought a robot vacuum cleaner for a pair I know as an engagement gift. I feared they’d get irritated or something, thinking it was some kind of bad joke, but they actually appreciated the thing and furthermore their dog even gets along with it pretty well (somewhat unusual, I’ve found out).
That could be you or I, any day soon, anywhere on this planet.
(I’ll be going to Alsace, France, next week - admittedly, my mother pays for it all even though I’m 39 - but at least I won’t die on home soil).
Here in Shanghai, China, are two large Wal-mart stores, but they are dumps compared to the French discout store, Carefoure. The Chinese have a version of them called Lotus Center which is also much better than Wal-mart.
And I was afraid that no REAL news was going to make to the forum today.
Very cool lawnmower! And practical I imagine if you have one of those nice, even, regularly-shaped properties. I, alas, do not. I’ve got more hills, valleys, twists, turns, moguls, mounds and divots than you can imagine. If my lawn hosted a golf tournament it would be the Tibetan Invitational.
“Here in Shanghai, China, are two large Wal-mart stores, but they are dumps compared to the French discout store, Carefoure”.
- There are Carrefour stores in China?
Great, but an even more praiseworthy European chain of stores is German Lidl.
I bought a razor-sharp kitchen knife for 1 at a Lidl store in Hamburg some years ago for my best friend’s summer house in Dalsland here in Sweden, because IMO such a magnificent residence deserves to house a fully equipped kitchen and also, when I’m a guest to this place, I usually end up doing all of the cooking.
“If my lawn hosted a golf tournament it would be the Tibetan Invitational.”
- Life isn’t perfect anywhere. But the people at Husqvarna are doing their best to improve conditions.
You shouldn't need a license for that!
“You shouldn’t need a license for that!”
- As a guy waking up to Europe each morning, I’d say Texas leads the world in sanity!
But, I feel there still is hope for my part of the world.
There might be some faults to Europe, but we sure don’t deserve the politicians we elect:)
Deer have “razor sharp horns”? Since when?
- Since they began sharpening their “equipment” at the poles holding wildlife fences together.
At least here in Sweden this behavior is spreading rapidly.
Sears is still around. There was a time when Sears did not have as much competition but that was a long time ago. At Sears, one can still buy American-made tools. A lot of tools, even with an American brand name, are now made in China.
Hosted by the Dalai Lama himself. Big hitter, the Lama.
Guess the deer was short on bucks.
There won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.
“A lot of tools, even with an American brand name, are now made in China.”
- It’s more or less the same situation over here in Scandinavia.
Once, an Ericsson phone costed $2000. Now it costs nothing and is made in China.
If we Westerners wish to continue enjoying an exceptionally high standard of living - the two Volvos/BMW/Lincolns in the garage kinda thing, we must do our best to make it easier for companies like Ericsson, Skype and Apple.
America will survive Obama, Europe will awake anew and sooner or later all of Western Civilization will realize our industries are under challenge.
Gotta watch out for them gophers. ;-)
Thanks for sharing this knowledge with me.
Over here in Europe, we often get to hear how cheap Wal-Mart is. However, even though Europe in general is poorer than America, Europe isn’t that expensive in relation to the Continental European wages.
OK, I’m Swedish and Scandinavian wages are like a gift of God. Where ever I travel on the continent I just enter the word “Lidl” on my GPS screen and five minutes later I’m in a store where money don’t exist.
Ich liebe Deutschland.
Happy to assist with American Culture ;-). I get all my clothes at The Salvation Army (why pay more than $4?), but Wal-mart is usually the best choice for the quantities of food and household consumables I buy for a family of 11.