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Anchovies, onions, pepperoni - but hold the venison

ALLENTOWN - An Allentown pizzeria says venison is not on the menu - even though a customer saw one of the cooks butchering a deer in the shop's kitchen.

John Okumus, the manager of Stromboli Pizza, called Tuesday's incident a huge misunderstanding.

He said he shot a doe and planned to give it to a friend. He wrapped the animal in plastic and dropped it off in a back area of the kitchen, hoping the friend would pick it up. Okumus then went home. He said a cook mistakenly started butchering the deer, and a customer saw what was happening.

- AP