August 12, 2009

Falling fish shatters windshield

An Ohio woman said a Lake Erie freshwater drum, or sheepshead, dropped by an eagle smashed the windshield of her car while she was driving.

Leighann Niles, 35, of South Euclid said the moderate-sized fish shattered the glass of her windshield Tuesday in Marblehead when it was dropped from a height of about 40 feet by a bald eagle, the Sandusky (Ohio) Register reported.

It was a very bizarre situation, Niles said.

I look in the air and see the most beautiful eagle I'd ever seen in my life, she said. The next thing I knew, the fish wiggled -- it dropped like a brick and completely shattered my windshield.

Niles said she wound up paying $260 out-of-pocket to have the windshield replaced.