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Kalamazoo, Mich. • A public safety officer checking a suspicious car parked behind a southwestern Michigan motel early Tuesday was more than a little surprised when a deer climbed out of the trunk, stumbled onto the road and bolted into nearby woods. The driver told Kalamazoo Officer David Miller he hit the deer on the road thought he had killed it and was taking it home for his family to eat. Lt. Stacey Geik says the collision probably just stunned the deer.