MENTOR, Ohio - A man riding on a dirt bike crashed in a Mentor park while police officers were culling deer on Thursday.
This week, Mentor officials employed the help of SWAT members to control the ever-growing deer population. Police sharpshooters are using rifles from tree stands to harvest deer to prevent the high number of deer-and-car crashes, Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight said.
Deer culling was going on in Morton Park when a Mentor man rode his dirt bike into the closed-off area, police said. They stopped shooting deer while the man fled from officers into a wooded area. That's where he crashed.
An officer on an ATV found the 36-year-old man pinned under his bike, Mentor police said. He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. He will face charges once he's released.