Bicyclist Hit With A Blow Dart in New Castle County

Posted: 08/11/2009 by that's Elbert in crime, Delaware, police

This is an interesting story. Here is the Delaware State Police press release:

Location: Limestone Road, south of Ocheltree Lane, Pike Creek, Wilmington, Delaware, New Castle County
Date of Occurrence: Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

Resume: In one of the stranger reported cases of late, a male subject notified 911 earlier today to report being struck by a blow dart.

The 36-year-old male victim in this case advised he was riding his bike northbound on Route 7, south of Ocheltree Lane, when he felt a sudden and unexpected pain in his right thigh.

The victim looked down and observed a blow dart protruding from his leg. The victim removed the item and found it was approximately four inches in length. He reported that 3/4 of the dart had actually entered his body.

Being that this incident was unexpected, the victim advised he was not necessarily looking out for suspicious persons or vehicles and only remembers seeing a full size pick up truck passing him on Route 7 at the time he was injured.

The victim elected to seek treatment at his family doctor.

Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

  1. Reports of a second blow dart victim.

  2. I haven’t gotten a press release on it yet. It will be posted when I can. It’s weird but interesting news.