Here’s a story that is causing authorities in northern France to wince in discomfort and of course a smidgen in suspicion.
It involves the assertion that a man who was driving at the time along a stretch of field with his wife who was killed by a bullet that had been fired at a boar a mile away. Of course the bullet rather than entering the boar simply and perhaps conveniently then ended up traveling for another mile (yes kids bullets have a mind of their own) before slamming into the head of the driver and killing him instantly.
At the time the deceased man’s wife was sitting alongside him in the front seat and had to take the steering wheel in fear of running off the road after her husband was mortally shot.
What makes this freak gunshot even more remarkable is how the bullet was able to make contact with the man at such an angle after having traveled unimpeded for over a mile in the fields.
Reflected Guy Harlé d’Ophove, the local hunters’ association president:
“It’s unheard-of. The bullet rebounded at almost a right angle. In terms of probability, it’s very unlikely.”
At present the hunter has been brought in for police questioning. Can you guess why?
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