"Well, this is a first", Trooper Guy Gill tweeted in reaction to the freaky find.
According to Trooper Guy Gill, the man ultimately kept driving for about 18 miles until pulling over to get some gas where he discovered the weapon lodged into his bumper, just below the car's headlight.
A driver said they saw a small "black object" flying through the air while traveling on I-5.
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There didn't seem to be anything terribly wrong with the vehicle, so the driver kept going.
Washington State Patrol District 1 Trooper Guy Gill wrote on Twitter that the driver had seen a small "black object" in the air while he drove down the interstate, and it struck the front of his auto. According to Trooper Guy Gill with the Washington State Patrol, the motorist was driving his grey Honda along Interstate 5 when he saw a small black object flying through the air and felt it strike the front of his auto. It's not clear where the black gun came from.
State Police took the gun and turned it over to the Lakewood Police Department.