Deer pizza, anyone?

December 4, 2008 9:39:44 AM PST
A Pennsylvania pizzeria insists venison is not on the menu -- despite the impression a customer may have gotten when she saw one of the cooks butchering a deer in the shop's kitchen. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

The manager of Stromboli Pizza in Allentown says a customer saw one of the restaurant cooks carving up a deer Tuesday. But John Okumus says the venison was not intended for the store.

He says he shot a doe during a hunt and left the carcass in the store's kitchen for pickup by a friend. Okumus says a customer complained to the city health department after seeing a cook mistakenly butcher the deer.

The department investigated the incident but did not issue a citation.

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