Sheriff: Altercation over dead raccoon prompted shooting
June 28, 2017
ALLYN, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say an altercation over a dead raccoon led to a shooting in rural Washington state.
Mason County sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams tells Seattle news station KOMO-TV (https://goo.gl/aYfZgc ) that a man was walking along a highway Sunday dragging the roadkill behind him with a rope. The animal had been hit by a car, and he wanted to use it as crab bait.
Adams says two vehicles stopped, and people confronted the man because they thought he was dragging a dead dog. One person who had been in a pickup truck shot the man twice in the leg. Both vehicles then sped off.