A wild coyote was caught inside the Sears Appliance & Hardware store in Lower Nazareth township Monday. It was the Northampton Crossings Shopping Center.
The coyote ran through a set of automatic doors when a customer was coming out about 12:30, according to LehighValleyLive.com.
Police and store workers trapped the animal between two sets of automatic doors, employee Dan Drago said.
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It was lying on a pallet of bagged rock salt when Wildlife Conservation Officer Bradley Kreider shot it with a tranquilizer dart.
Kreider put the coyote in a crate and took it to be tested for rabies. He said the animal is adult-sized but did not know its age.
No one was hurt and shoppers used another door to get in and out of the store.