A runaway deer caused traffic chaos after it escaped a festive event at a supermarket in Nottingham.

Bjorn the reindeer ran away from the event at the Carlton Hill Tesco store after being startled by a car’s horn.

He had been part of a Christmas event, starring alongside another reindeer called Thor and, of course, Father Christmas himself. The two had been posing next to a sleigh. However, Bjorn galloped off after hearing the car and narrowly missed colliding with a bus.

Luckily, a group of people chased after the escaping mammal and managed to catch him.

Gemma Green was nearby when Bjorn first took to the streets, telling the Daily Mail: “I was putting some Christmas cards up in the window and just saw it come charging down the street.

“The I saw a group of people following it.

“It was quite strange. It’s like the scene from Arthur Christmas where Santa loses his reindeer. I thought I was seeing things at first.

“My partner was out walking the dog and he had to move out the way because it came charging past him.”

Another passer-by, Tony Morris, caught a glimpse of the reindeer running amok, saying: “I think someone beeped their horn and it startled the reindeer, then it just started running away.

“It’s gone up Carlton Hill and is just running around looking startled. It’s just shocked a bus driver and was nearly hit by a bus.”

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

December 21, 2015