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Man On Dirtbike Crashes During Deer Culling In Morton Park

The man fled from officers when they tried to stop him, according to police

Mentor Police were culling deer Thursday evening in Morton Park when a man entered the cordoned area on an off-road motorcycle.

The culling was stopped so the man could be located.

The man fled from police into the woods where he later crashed, according to the Mentor Police Facebook page.

A police officer on an ATV eventually found him, injured and pinnedbeneath his motorcycle.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

The man is 36 years old and from Mentor. His name was not released Thursday night.

However, once he is out of the hospital, he will face charges and his name will be released then, police said.

Karl Hubrath January 12, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Dan why does it have to be done? These animals are not starving, people do feed them, I am one of them that feed them. I get salt from some friends of mine that work at Morton salt, it is funny watching the deer look funny at the clear salt before they realize that it is salt, LOL. People if deer were starving their bones would be showing and they would stop mating to look for food, just saying. I admit I love the animals, they are God's creatures. There are less deer per square acre than there are wilder beast in the Serengeti and they do fine; and no, the population of predators in the Serengeti does not lower the population below the population of deer in square feet as it is in Mentor. I do not think killing (culling) deer in Mentor or anywhere in the U.S.A is necessary. God bless and thank you all for your replies.
Leocadia Sigl January 12, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Oh well!!
Leocadia Sigl January 12, 2013 at 02:28 AM
I totally agree with you,I haven't a problem with them.
Play more hockey January 12, 2013 at 09:54 PM
All told the City of Mentor will kill over 200 deer within the last six months. Congrats welcome to everywhere! Now if we can just cut down some more trees, like at Bellflower and Center streets and build another building we don't need.
Mackdaddie January 27, 2013 at 03:03 AM
Was this guy trying to interrupt the sharp shooters or was he just out riding in the park?

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