Outdoor Life Online Editor

A straight line is the always the shortest distance between two points. For instance, if you’re on the top floor of a parking garage, it would be much more efficient to just jump over the ledge instead of winding your way back and forth on each level to get to the exit. Unfortunately, if you jumped you probably wouldn’t survive the fall.

Well, a few deer that inexplicably ended up in small West Virginia town’s parking garage decided to take the quick route down. And splat. The five of them hit the pavement hard.

Locals speculate that the deer were spooked by nearby cars and jumped in defense. Problem was, there wasn’t a soft meadow underneath. The deer remains were given to spectators who offered to process the meat.

It’s unclear if the whitetails had paid their ticket before exiting the garage.