She got hit in the eye on her way home from work.
The absurdity that runners have to go through sometimes has reached newfound depths. This time, the Courier-News out of Chicago is reporting about a 37-year-old Elglin, Ill. runner who, last week, suffered a BB to the face.
The victim indicated that she likes to run home after work on Elgin’s northeast side. She was struck by the sniper at approximately 6:10 p.m. last Tuesday evening.
She said she heard a pop and then felt a sting close to her eye.
After noticing that she was bleeding from the strange injury, she had a friend take her to the Elgin police station.
Paramedics then transported her to the hospital. Surgeons there then found a pellet.
“It happened so fast,” the runner recalled. “I heard the pop and thought, ‘Oh my God, I am hit!’ ”
Thankfully, the victim can still see out of that eye.
Police have said that no evidence was collected at the scene of the attack.