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Bullet hole found in antique car's roof

June 20, 2004|By JULIE E. GREENE

A 1923 Oldsmobile Opera Coupe became the center of attention briefly at a car show Saturday after the owners discovered a bullet hole in the antique car's roof.

Maryland State Police recovered a bullet from the roof and will send it to the crime lab in Pikesville, Md., for analysis, Trooper First Class Jonathan Crawford said. It might take two months to get the results, he said.

It was not known when or where the car was when it was shot, according to the state police press release. The shooting occurred before 3 p.m. on Friday, when the owners arrived at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center after driving from their home in White Haven, Pa., police said.

The gunshot holes were not there on Friday afternoon when her husband washed the trailer, Miriam Kresge said. The hole in the car roof is just above the driver's side door.

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The car was in the trailer she and her husband, Earl, were using to haul it to the car show when the shooting occurred, she said.

The gunshot hole in the roof was discovered Saturday morning after she found wood chips from the gunshot hole in the trailer, Kresge said.

The couple took Interstates 80 and 81, U.S. 40 and Md. 65 to the agricultural education center, according to the police press release.

On May 23, two shots were fired at a passenger van on Interstate 70 near U.S. 40, state police have said. The woman and three children in the van were not struck by the bullets.

Washington County Crime Solvers is offering rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment in connection with the May 23 incident.

Crawford said if people see someone suspicious along the road, they may call state police.

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