Monday, November 18, 2019

Losing Your Guns In A Boating Accident... Without A Boat

The "I lost all my guns in a tragic boating accident" has been quite the meme for awhile now.

The gun owner in the linked article decided to top that meme by having his car roll into a pond with his guns inside.

The Detroit News: Car rolls into pond near Lyon Township gun range as owner scrambles to grab firearms

Lyon Township — A sedan that was started remotely slipped into a pond near a gun range on Saturday and had to be retrieved with the help of the Oakland County Sheriff's dive team, authorities said.

It was 7 feet below the surface of the water in a retention pond before divers spotted the car.

The water had "zero visibility conditions," a release from the Sheriff's Office said.

There were no injuries.

The owner of the black 2004 Saturn Ion said he was loading firearms into the trunk of his car parked near Huron Valley Guns in Lyon Township when it began rolling forward, said the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. The sedan traveled about 15 feet before entering the pond.

The vehicle, the sheriff's department said, was remotely started and equipped with manual transmission.

Having a remote start on a manual vehicle sounds a bit strange, not to mention having it rigged so that when it starts it the car can begin rolling is somewhat problematic.

There has been no comment yet as to how many of his guns were tragically lost in that zero-visibility pond.

1 comment:

Flugelman said...

Plus the 4 guns I had loaned him... ;-)