ALLEN COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The sheriff in Allen County was hit by a ricocheting stray bullet fired just after midnight on New Year’s Day.
Sheriff Matt Treglia was sitting in his cruiser when the bullet bounced off a deputy’s car, through his window, and striking his chest.
Fortunately, the round bounced off the sheriff’s bulletproof vest.
A deputy was recording video of the “extraordinary” amount of audible celebratory gunfire while sitting in the Lima Police Department when Sheriff Treglia was hit.
The bullet left a noticeable dent in the cruiser.
The sheriff’s office shared the video to remind citizens that shooting any type of gun straight into the air is both extremely dangerous and illegal.