Landscaper struck by BB gun pellet while mowing lawn in O'Fallon - KMOV.com

Landscaper struck by BB gun pellet while mowing lawn in O'Fallon

O’FALLON, Missouri (KMOV) – A landscaper has a frightening day on the job when he was struck by a BB gun pellet while mowing a lawn in O’Fallon Tuesday.

Tom Wapelhorst was mowing a lawn on Bryan Road when he thought he was struck by debris until a doctor told him it was actually a BB gun pellet.

Wapelhorst had the pellet removed from the side of his face which has given him a black eye and left him with no explanation of what happened.

A doctor suggested that he may have been shot by someone driving along Bryan Road since he was struck on the left side of his face.

O’Fallon police have not received any similar reports to this incident and say they can’t do much without a vehicle description or license plate number.

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