How much do you love your guns? Enough to jump into a frigid retention pond to save them from a sinking car?
Well, we know how a Michigan man from Oakland County would answer those questions. He wasted no time entering the cold waters to free his firearms from the murky depths when his 2004 Saturn made an unexpected plunge Saturday afternoon.
Local media reports that the 40-year-old gun owner was at the Huron Valley Gun Range when the incident occurred. Apparently, while he was loading his firearms into the trunk of his car, the car began rolling forward, a total of about 15 feet, before it splashed into the pond.
It’s not clear whether he got all his guns, ammo and range gear out in time. But a dive team did recover the vehicle, approximately 12 feet from the shoreline in 7 feet of water. It was totally submerged when they initially arrived.
What caused the car to travel into the pond?
MI Headlines reported that the Saturn was “remotely started and equipped with manual transmission.” Maybe the car shifted into neutral, somehow, and gravity did the rest.
Whatever the case may be the good news is that no one was injured.