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Man Nearly Struck by Arrow While Walking Dog in Lehigh Valley

A Sporting Goods salesman who saw photos of the arrow said the metal tip on it is known as a broadhead, used for hunting deer, turkey or bear.

An investigation is underway after a man was nearly struck by an arrow while walking his dog in the Lehigh Valley over the weekend.

The man was walking with his dog near the Spring Ridge Apartments in Whitehall Township Friday night when a white sedan pulled up next to them. A person inside the vehicle then fired an arrow, nearly striking them. The vehicle then drove off.

“That’s not just an arrow,” Casey Durant, the man’s girlfriend, told NBC10. “It’s a hunting arrow. It’s meant to take things down.”

A sporting goods salesman who saw photos of the arrow said the metal tip on it is known as a broadhead, used for hunting deer, turkeys or bears. The salesman also said the arrow was likely shot with a crossbow.

“He told us it was 15 yards,” Durant said. “He’s lucky he’s an awful shot.”

Durant said she’s unsure if the person who fired the arrow was aiming at her boyfriend or their dog.

“Is it a targeted dog thing?” she asked. “Did they know my routine? Was it supposed to be for me? My dog? My boyfriend.”

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Whitehall Township Police confiscated the arrow and are currently investigating.

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