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North Dakota Sheriff's Deputy Struck by Flying Mattress

May 20, 2016  | 

A flying mattress struck a North Dakota Sheriff's Deputy Wednesday. The projectile shattered the windshield and flung glass at the officer, reports the Bismarck Tribune.

Burleigh County Deputy Sheriff Justin Hoag was driving to pick up a subject on a warrant, according to Maj. Kelly Leben. 

A pickup with attached trailer was headed in the opposite direction when a mattress on the trailer came loose and flew off. It struck Hoag's vehicle by the driver side door and busted through the windshield.

Hoag was treated at a local hospital and is doing well, according to Leben. The driver was cited for carrying an unsecured load.


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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 5/20/2016 7:10 PM

What a freak accident. Glad nobody got hurt and the driver was cited.

42 @ 5/20/2016 9:50 PM

I wonder if the mattress willomied, or flolloped as it attacked the officer. Regardless, it should certainly be exiled back to Squornshellous Zeta if it continues this behavior. I hope the officer at least explained to the mattress that we do things differently here on Earth.

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