A New York man has been found guilty of swiping a deer carcass that had been cleaned and hung from another man’s front porch. On October 23, an unidentified man from the town of Brighton, New York filed a stolen property report with local police. He said the cleaned deer had been stolen overnight.

Police eventually identified a 24-year-old male from the city of Paul Smiths as the thief. As a police officer and a state environmental conservation officer were conducting interviews in the area of Timothy D. Coventry’s residence on an unrelated case, the officers spotted a deer in his home. When asked for a tag for the deer, Coventry could not procure one and said the deer had been found on the side of the road, according to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Coventry said he thought the meat was fine and that it’d be alright to bring it home.

The two officers matched the deer’s characteristics to the characteristics listed in the report. The deer’s value was estimated to be at $520 and therefore Coventry faces a misdemeanor charge for stealing it. He was officially charged this past Sunday with fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, which is a class A misdemeanor. He is awaiting processing.

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