ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) - In one Encinitas neighborhood, there is a growing unease, after an alarming discovery inside a bedroom.
On Vanessa Circle on Saturday afternoon, Gretchen Schmidt and her husband heard a noise, then found an arrow on their bedroom floor.
It was about 18 to 20 inches long with a metal tip. Brett Scott, owner of Willow Creek Archery, identified it as crossbow bolt, which can travel up to a quarter mile at high speeds.
The bolt pierced a screen, two glass panes and blinds, before landing feet from the bed.
If you line up the holes, you can see the bolt's flight path: from above the backyard fence. Below is a slope, trees, homes and a street.