Man shot after dead raccoon roadkill he was dragging is mistaken for...

Man shot after dead raccoon roadkill he was dragging is mistaken for dog

The Mason County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help find a pickup truck believed to have been involved in Sunday’s shooting and hit-and-run near Allyn.

The pickup is a 1992-97 dark-colored Ford with an extended cab and canopy. There was a white dog inside.

“The suspect is considered armed and dangerous and we are urging persons to contact law enforcement” if they spot the truck, the Sheriff’s Office posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

A man who was walking along Route 3 near Lake Devereaux Road got into an argument with some passing motorists who thought he was dragging a dead dog along the road, according to Mason County Lt. Travis Adams. The man actually had a dead raccoon at the end of a 15-foot rope, and was planning to use it as bait in a crab pot, Adams said.

During the altercation, someone in the dark pickup shot the man twice in the leg, ran over him with the pickup, then drove away, Adams said. The man is expected to make a full recovery.

Anyone with information on the pickup is asked to call Det. Chris Liles at 360-427-9670, ext. 327.

 

 

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