Washington man David Wayne Jordan was arrested for attempting to get marijuana into a Washington state jail Tuesday after a sheriff’s employee saw him launch the arrow from his pick-up truck.
While Jordan meant to launch the arrow through the mesh screen in a window and into the jail’s second-floor recreation area, it landed on the roof instead.
Because there were no inmates in the recreation area at the time, police are unsure whether the arrow had an intended recipient.
When Jordan realized he had failed his mission, he fled in his red truck.
Police said marijuana and other contraband were attached to the arrow’s shaft.
Investigators tracked Jordan and arrested him at his home after retrieving a search warrant, noting that the bow was still in his truck.
Jordan remained uncooperative for some time, and though he eventually confessed to shooting the arrow, he claimed to have used it for hunting squirrels.
Jordan said he could not explain why he had to attach marijuana to the arrow to go squirrel hunting.
The 36-year-old man was booked on suspicion of introducing contraband to a corrections facility in the third degree, resisting arrest and obstructing law enforcement.
Earlier this month, Jordan served a 20-day jail sentence for two counts of assault and one count of resisting arrest and was released on Aug. 23.