Driver Shoots His Way Out Of Sinking SUV

A northern California man tells police he was driving his SUV when he became startled by the hands-free device of his cell phone. He apparently drove his vehicle into a creek, and it rapidly started sinking. The man, a casino guard, pulled out his gun and opened fire — blasting out a window and swimming to safety.

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Here's an argument for carrying a gun: You never know when you'll have to shoot your way out of your own car. A northern California man was driving his SUV. He contends he was using the hands-free device of his cell phone when it somehow startled him and he drove his vehicle into a creek. It rapidly started sinking. The man was, though, a casino guard and he pulled out his gun and opened fire, blasting out a window and swimming to safety. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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