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Road kill in kitchen prompts closure of KY restaurant

Health inspectors wheeling the carcass out of the restaurant. (Source: News Journal) Health inspectors wheeling the carcass out of the restaurant. (Source: News Journal)
The restaurant in Williamsburg, KY. (Source: NBC) The restaurant in Williamsburg, KY. (Source: NBC)

WILLIAMSBURG, KY (NBC) - Officials in Whitley County, Kentucky shut down a Chinese restaurant Thursday after a dead deer was discovered inside.

The incident happened at the Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg.  

Officials say the son of the owner admitted to bringing the dead deer, which was apparently road kill, into the kitchen of the restaurant in order to clean and dress it.

When health officials found out, they immediately shut down the restaurant, and cited the son for having a white-tailed deer without a tag.

Officials say they will not allow the restaurant to re-open after an inspection proves that it has been completely cleaned and sanitized.

Customers were inside the restaurant at the time, and saw workers roll the carcass through the dining room and into the kitchen.  

Those customers called the health department.

"Two of the workers came wheeling in like a garbage can and they had a box sitting on top of it," said Katie Hopkins. "And hanging out of the garbage can, like, they were trying to be real quick with it, you know so nobody could see it, but there was like a tail and a foot and a leg sticking out of the garbage can. And they wheeled it straight back into the kitchen."

There is no word on when the restaurant will re-open.

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