A man was driving on I-5 in Washington when he saw "a small black object in the air." He then heard it hitting the front of his car, but it didn't seem like a big deal. It wasn't until he stopped for gas 18 miles later that he noticed a handgun lodged snugly into his bumper.
According to the The Seattle Times:
"It's just crazy. It's a complete fluke it could happen," Trooper Guy Gill said of the incident.
The Patrol turned the gun over to Lakewood Police and detectives are investigating whether the gun — which was missing its magazine — was involved in a shooting at a park about an hour earlier, said Lt. Chris Lawler. No one was injured.
In his years as a trooper, Gill said he has seen vehicles hit by all kinds of debris on the freeway — bolts, tires, rocks, bits of steel — but never a firearm.
Well…this is a first ??♂️! Driver saw a small "black object" in the air while driving on I-5 and it struck the front of his car. He drove about 18 miles, stopped for gas, and found this. We recovered it and turned it over to @LakewoodPD. pic.twitter.com/Oo3KlbW362
— Trooper Guy Gill (@wspd1pio) May 24, 2018
It's been a strange news day for guns. I'm not sure which is weirder, a handgun spearing a car, or a gun in an oven shooting bullets at his owner.
Image: Washington State Patrol