One driver was shocked to see something impaled on his car’s bumper. In fact, he did not expect that the object would be lethal.
Photos showed that a handgun had pierced the front of someone’s vehicle. These were posted by Trooper Guy Gill from the Washington State Police District 1 on his Twitter early Friday.
“Well…this is a first!” the tweet started. “Driver saw a small ‘black object’ in the air while driving on I-5 (Interstate 5) and it struck the front of his car.”
The tweet said that the unidentified driver ran 18 miles on the road. When he stopped for gas, that was the time he discovered the gun. The weapon had been turned over to the Lakewood Police.
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
Lakewood Police Detective Chris Lawler said that the handgun might have been connected to a shooting incident on Wednesday night in Harry Todd Park, KING TV reported. Lawler said no one died or was injured in the shooting.
It was not clear if the weapon had been dropped from an overpass, thrown away or got kicked up by another car.
“If this was an attempt to get rid of evidence by somebody and we were able to recover it, it just goes to show you sometimes things happen for a reason,” Gill told KOMO news in an interview. “As odd as this is, we were able to recover this firearm and turn it over to Lakewood Police … It all worked out well and made a good story out of it at the same time.” Katrina Hallare/ra