A weird reason to carry, but when you think about...
A driver whose car plunged into a Northern California creek escaped the sinking station wagon by shooting out the window with his handgun.
The 28-year-old was startled by his hands-free cell phone device and veered off the bridge he was traveling on, hitting the guardrail and falling into the chilly water below, a story by CBS13.com said. The man, who works as an armed security guard at Thunder Valley Casino, was trapped in his 2005 Ford Focus about 6 to 8 feet underwater in the 50-degree water of Pleasant Grove Creek, the story said.
After blasting the window out, the man flagged down a passerby and was treated for minor injuries on the scene by emergency crews.