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Man butted by deer at Stockholm supermarket
www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/28/2009 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: shopping; shoppingexperiences; stockholm; sweden

1 posted on 03/29/2009 7:13:02 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

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!


2 posted on 03/29/2009 7:13:26 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
A man was butted by an unexpected assailant while shopping at his local supermarket in a Stockholm suburb on Friday - a roebuck deer.

Perhaps he was looking for directions to a Sears store.

3 posted on 03/29/2009 7:14:35 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: WesternCulture
Was it a Sears and Roebuck store?
4 posted on 03/29/2009 7:16:01 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: WesternCulture
"Antlers" Östeberg................

Don't butt me bro.!!!!

5 posted on 03/29/2009 7:16:39 AM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule, and derision. (member NRA)
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To: WesternCulture

At least it wasn’t a moose.

Moose bites can be pretti nasti.


6 posted on 03/29/2009 7:17:59 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: WesternCulture
last time Ostberg asks "where's the butter?" in that store.
7 posted on 03/29/2009 7:18:24 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: andy58-in-nh

“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.


8 posted on 03/29/2009 7:18:53 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
the deer had hide covering his otherwise razor sharp horns

Deer have "razor sharp horns"? Since when?

9 posted on 03/29/2009 7:18:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: shove_it

Maybe he was just looking for some John Deere products:)


10 posted on 03/29/2009 7:19:34 AM PDT by 41Thunder (Live free or Die...Dammit)
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To: WesternCulture

NOW can we be allowed to hunt deer?


11 posted on 03/29/2009 7:19:35 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (Chains you can believe in)
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To: WesternCulture

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.


12 posted on 03/29/2009 7:20:12 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: WesternCulture
Man butted by man at San Francisco supermarket...
13 posted on 03/29/2009 7:22:17 AM PDT by Vaquero ( "an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: WesternCulture

I hate when that happens....


14 posted on 03/29/2009 7:22:51 AM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: WesternCulture

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.


15 posted on 03/29/2009 7:25:24 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Tax-chick

“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?


16 posted on 03/29/2009 7:26:36 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
...a fellow customer managed to detain the wild animal in a strangle hold before escorting him from the store.

No doubt a Laplander.

17 posted on 03/29/2009 7:26:56 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: WesternCulture
.. a friend of ours daughter was sitting at a traffic light last year and a buck came flying out of nowhere and ran right into the left front fender head down...denting it and scratching the hood to the tune of $1800...in the middle of town,... stores, people, houses and other traffic..she thought another car hit her it happen so fast
18 posted on 03/29/2009 7:27:10 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: WesternCulture

Religion of peace?


19 posted on 03/29/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by omega4179 (Don't spread my wealth, spread my work ethic.)
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To: WesternCulture

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.


20 posted on 03/29/2009 7:30:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: WesternCulture

“But perhaps there are stores in the US that too could compete with what Wal-Mart has on offer?”

Yes, Target.

In fact, I prefer it.


21 posted on 03/29/2009 7:30:56 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: Pravious

Target’s house brand of diapers is pathetic, and they don’t carry half-and-half. Good selection of toys, though.


22 posted on 03/29/2009 7:33:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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To: 41Thunder

Oh deer, time to hoof it out of this thread.


23 posted on 03/29/2009 7:35:11 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: WesternCulture

If the deer hit the man’s arm with his head, why do they call it “butting”?


24 posted on 03/29/2009 7:37:51 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Doogle

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.


25 posted on 03/29/2009 7:38:26 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: Pravious
Target and Costco both average 6-14% over Walmart on the same products.

That was from an independent study and a non walmart friendly source.

26 posted on 03/29/2009 7:39:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: WesternCulture

The deer should sue the Socialist for not knowing enough to get out of his way.


27 posted on 03/29/2009 7:40:51 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: WesternCulture; Brad's Gramma; glock rocks; SouthTexas

It was reported the Roebuck just wanted to buy hunting license for some Doe...


28 posted on 03/29/2009 7:42:21 AM PDT by tubebender (99% of Lawyers give the rest a bad name...)
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To: WesternCulture
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29 posted on 03/29/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT by floozy22 (El Presidente: "Ten pounds of sh*t in a five pound bag.")
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To: andy58-in-nh

“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”

- Lawnmower?

Buy a Swedish Husqvarna Automower instead:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2chLuaRZNg

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).


30 posted on 03/29/2009 7:44:54 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture
UF DAH!!!
31 posted on 03/29/2009 7:50:17 AM PDT by Young Werther (Julius Caesar (Quae Cum Ita Sunt. Since these things are so.))
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To: floozy22

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).


32 posted on 03/29/2009 7:51:06 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

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.


33 posted on 03/29/2009 7:51:43 AM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: WesternCulture
My country, Sweden, boasts a lot of stores that could compete with Wal-Mart prices . . .

IKEA

34 posted on 03/29/2009 8:08:16 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: WesternCulture
A man was butted by an unexpected assailant while shopping at his local supermarket in a Stockholm suburb on Friday - a roebuck deer.

And I was afraid that no REAL news was going to make to the forum today.

35 posted on 03/29/2009 8:24:41 AM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: WesternCulture

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.


36 posted on 03/29/2009 8:25:11 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: John Leland 1789

“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.


37 posted on 03/29/2009 9:08:00 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: andy58-in-nh

“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.


38 posted on 03/29/2009 9:10:56 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: tubebender; WesternCulture; Brad's Gramma; glock rocks
It was reported the Roebuck just wanted to buy hunting license for some Doe...

You shouldn't need a license for that!

39 posted on 03/29/2009 9:18:57 AM PDT by SouthTexas (When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people.....)
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To: SouthTexas

“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:)


40 posted on 03/29/2009 9:26:26 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Tax-chick

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.


41 posted on 03/29/2009 9:41:30 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

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.


42 posted on 03/29/2009 9:41:54 AM PDT by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
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.

Hosted by the Dalai Lama himself. Big hitter, the Lama.

43 posted on 03/29/2009 9:47:54 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: WesternCulture

Guess the deer was short on bucks.


44 posted on 03/29/2009 9:56:43 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Moonman62
Hosted by the Dalai Lama himself. Big hitter, the Lama.

There won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consciousness.

45 posted on 03/29/2009 9:58:10 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Wilhelm Tell

“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.


46 posted on 03/29/2009 10:07:13 AM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: Moonman62

Gotta watch out for them gophers. ;-)


47 posted on 03/29/2009 12:10:44 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


48 posted on 03/29/2009 3:36:58 PM PDT by WesternCulture
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To: WesternCulture

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.


49 posted on 03/30/2009 3:34:22 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance." ~Sam Brown)
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