Tow truck driver narrowly misses bullet through window - New York News

Tow truck driver narrowly misses bullet through window

Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX -

A tow truck driver was nearly killed by a stray bullet while driving along the Loop 303 in north Phoenix. The bullet hit the driver's side window, and whizzed by just in front of his face Thursday morning.

It was a close call for Bryce Meyer. He was driving on Loop 303, about a mile from the I-17, at 3:30 a.m. He didn't see hear anything or see anyone, and there is nothing out there for miles. Police don't know where that bullet came from.

"I could hear it, it was quick, whizzing by really fast, at first I didn't know what it was," says Meyer, 22. "When it came through, shot over my arm, through the mirror and straight out the windshield."

He later pulled over and called police.

"Frozen. Didn't know what to do. Scared… the officer actually said it was an honor to be talking to me because I should've been dead."

Police asked him if he saw anyone pulled over or on the side of the road, but the answer was no. Meyer also says he didn't make anyone mad on the road.

Officers believe the bullet came from a rifle. They didn't find a casing.

"He said they could've been sitting in the median, or across the highway. You really don't know," says Meyer. "If I was leaning forward a little bit… I would've been hit in the face."

Police added there are no other reports of this type of activity. The person responsible is facing criminal damage and more serious charges. Anyone with information is asked to come forward.

FOX 10's Jill Monier reports.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:21 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:21:15 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
  • Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:22 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
  • Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:43:53 GMT
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices