Officer Jeff Hull received a call around 9:45 a.m. reporting that a deer in Centereach had managed to get its head stuck inside a light globe and had been laying in the woods since the previous night.
Upon arrival, Hull spotted the deer about 20 yards from the road in a housing development.
He approached the deer, but on his first attempt, the wet globe slipped out of his hands and the deer ran into a nearby downed tree, causing it to fall.
Hull then flung his coat over the globe, bear-hugging it with both arms as the deer kicked and struggled to break free.
The animal managed to slip out of the globe and ran off into the woods.