The Red Flower Chinese Restaurant in Williamsburg closed its doors to customers on Thursday, after a customer made a phone call to the health department when she allegedly witnessed a dead deer being wheeled into the restaurant's kitchen, according to Fox
According to CBS
, the owner's son admits that he did bring the dead deer back to the restaurant, after he found it alongside the highway. The owner of the restaurant said that the deer meat was not for his customers. The owner said that the meat was for his family.
The owner also said that he did not know that he was not allowed to bring roadkill back to his restaurant.
According to WKYT
, the restaurant will be allowed to open for business, but they will need to pass a secondary health inspection first. The owner will need to prove that he has washed, cleaned and sanitized the entire restaurant after having roadkill inside of it.
As of now it is unclear if the owner of the restaurant has any plans to reopen it.