Gun toting man claims to be victim of hit-and-run

Jim Sanders walked from his home in Mulberry to a Lafayette pharmacy and restaurant with his rifle strapped to his torso.
Jim Sanders walked from his home in Mulberry to a Lafayette pharmacy and restaurant with his rifle strapped to his torso.

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

Lafayette police responded to a call by Sanders at 2:03 p.m. on Wednesday. Sanders said he has been hit by a car on South Street in Lafayette, near the post office.

Lafayette Police Department 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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