Washington authorities are searching for the person who shot a man in rural Mason County who was dragging a dead animal. According to Q13 News, the animal that the man was dragging was a dead raccoon – he had found the carcass and intended to put it in a crab pot as bait.
But someone who saw the unusual scene apparently thought that the man was dragging a dead dog and decided to dole out vigilante justice – shooting the man twice in the leg.
According to KOMO News, the bizarre incident took place last Sunday along Highway 3 north of Allyn – the shooter, and others had confronted the man about the dead animal, believing that the raccoon was actually a deceased dog.
Now the authorities are seeking information about the person who took matters into their own hands – the suspect was in a dark-colored Ford extended cab truck, model year 1992 to 1997, with a canopy. If anyone has information about the truck, suspect or the overall situation, they are asked to contact the Mason County Sheriff’s Office at 360-427-9670 x327. Of note, the authorities have stated that the suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous and should not be confronted by members of the public.
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