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.