State College, PA Ranks As America’s Second Most Secure Town

The Corner of College Avenue and Allen Street ...

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Farmer’s Insurance Group has ranked State College, Pennsylvania as the second most secure small town in America, under 150,000 people.  Farmer’s has done this study for seven years and State College has ranked in the top 20, six times.

Lewiston, ID – Clarkston, WA area was first, State College, PA was second and Ithaca, NY was 3rd.

Madison, WI took top honors for large metropolitan area  (over 500,000) and Olympia, WA took the mid-sized city category.

State College Man Shoots Deer On Interstate 80 Median

A white-tailed deer

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Erich May of State College was so excited to see a deer, that the fact he was on an interstate highway, used by millions of people every year, did not enter into his decision to fire a gun.  Erich killed a deer in a wooded median between the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 80, near mile marker 107.

Okay, does anybody really have to question why this was incredibly dangerous and frankly stupid?  Those medians are not sufficiently wide enough to keep a rifle bullet or shotgun slug from hitting an unsuspecting motorist.  Imagine driving along at 65 miles per hour and having your car struck by a bullet?  If you were lucky enough to not be killed, can you imagine how this might scare the bejeebers outta someone and make them crash their vehicle?  Imagine the disaster a high-speed crash on a highway full of trucks might cause.

Erich, I hope they throw the book at you and hit you with it!