The couple who cared for two young deer shot and killed by Forest Lake police in their yard Saturday were still infuriated two days later.
Jeff Carpenter said Monday that he thought concrete was cracking from the cold when he heard a loud "bang" about 7 a.m. outside his home at 10010 North Shore Trail. After he heard a second loud noise, he ran outside and found a police officer and two dead deer.
Carpenter said he went "ballistic," cursing at the officer and demanding to know why the deer were killed.
Carpenter said the deer had spent more than seven months in his yard and he and his wife, LeeAnn, had been taking care of them.