A trucker narrowly escaped injury early this morning after someone sniped at
his rig on U.S. Highway 20, Portage Police said.
According to police, at 2:17 a.m. an officer was dispatched to the Best
Western Hotel, where the trucker--driving for C & M Transport Inc. of
Chicago Heights, Ill.--had gone to ground after taking gunfire on the
passengerís side of the truck while westbound on U.S. 20 from Burns Harbor,
near the west end of the woods approximately one-eighth mile west of Clem
The officer subsequently found two bullet holes in the tractorís sleeper.
The passengerís side window was also shattered. A ďmangled copper jacketed
lead bulletĒ was later recovered from a plastic speaker in the cab and
another bullet from the headliner to the left of the driverís seat, police
The trucker advised police that he hadnít heard the shots being fired.
Neither, police said, did the guard in the guard shack at the Yogi Bear
Campground at 5300 U.S. 20.