SoHum Woman’s Windshield Shot by Pellet, She Believes
Yesterday about 5:25 p.m., a Southern Humboldt woman was driving southbound on Hwy 101 near the south end of Scotia when her windshield was struck by what she believes was a pellet. She doesn’t want us to give her name because she fears retaliation by the shooter. However, she tells us that no vehicle was in front of her headed southbound to throw up a rock.
“Had it been any other type of gun it would have hit me directly in the chest,” she wrote. “It was a very scary moment.”
Sgt. Donovan Geyer of the California Highway Patrol confirmed that an officer was sent to the scene and spoke to the driver. He said that the vehicle was definitely “struck by something.” However, he said, “We don’t have anything physical to prove this was a pellet.”
But, he said, a few months ago, a rash of similar incidents occurred closer to Fortuna.There was also a number in the spring of 2016.
“If something like that happens, find the next safe place to pull over and call as soon as possible so that we can send an officer to investigate,” he said. “It is harder to follow up if the call comes in later.”
The woman whose car was struck encourages everyone to call the CHP if something like this occurs. She wrote,
To HELP stop this TWISTED person, everyone needs to be diligent about reporting anything like this or encouraging others to report what happened to them. I am lucky. It scares me to think that a gun was pointed in my direction, fired in my direction and I was unable to see the person at all…I encourage my friends and family to ride with a co-pilot north. Keep your eyes open… & look for suspicious behaviors of people walking into or hiding in the brush. Especially pay attention to vehicles with their windows open because that was one of the questions the officer asked me. He asked if I noticed if any of the oncoming vehicles [driver side] windows were down.
The Humboldt Area CHP’s number is (707) 268-2000.