Gun toting man victim of hit-and-run

Lafayette police say Jim Sanders can carry his rifle on city streets as long as he doesn't threaten anyone. (WLFI Photo)
Lafayette police say Jim Sanders can carry his rifle on city streets as long as he doesn't threaten anyone. (WLFI Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Jim Sanders, the man known for walking down state roads in Lafayette with a rifle for the past few days, said he was a victim of a hit and run.

Lafayette police responded to a call by Sanders at 2:03 p.m. Wednesday with Sanders saying he had been struck by a vehicle on South Street near the post office.

LPD Sgt. Jeromy Rainey said LPD are investigating. However, there were not any witnesses and the vehicle description provided by Sanders was “a pickup truck with a silver mirror.”

Sanders refused medical attention, but was given a ride to an undisclosed location.

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