DELTON, Mich –
Scott Arnold showed us where the bullet hole went into his car while he was driving down I-96 on October 27, 2012. The bullet went through the metal on the lower portion of the door, and then through the plastic molding, hitting the seat and traveling into his left hip.
The scars on his car and his body remind Arnold of how lucky he was when police say the I 96 shooter took a shot at his cross over. Because the surgery would be too invasive, it’s likely the bullet will remain in Arnold’s hip the rest of his life.
We sat down with him at his home in Delton for more on his reaction to the arrest of Raulie Casteel of Wixom in connection to the shootings.
Arnold says he’s grateful he doesn’t have to be concerned someone might be coming after him. He says, “I was very relieved.” When he learned more about the suspect’s family, he added, “I feel kind of sorry for him because he has a wife and daughter and he ruined his life and his family’s life.”
You may recall Arnold was on the way to watch the Tigers play when he was hit and had to go to the hospital. The Tiger’s organization sent him some gifts for being a fan which he showed us. Those included a cup and a mug, a World Series hat, towel and shirt.
A letter from the Tigers reads, “We are stunned to learn of the recent injury you sustained during your travel to Comerica Park to attend Game #3 of the 2012 World Series. On behalf of the Detroit Tigers organization, we wish you the best on your road to a speedy recovery.” The also offered him the opportunity to hose him and his family at a game in 2013.
Arnold is appreciative off the gifts and he really wants to thank the detectives for their hard work saying,
“These guys were working long and hard hours and they were stressed out about it.”
Arnold is slowly healing and is doing better than when he was first hit. However, it is still painful and it’s tough for him to do a lot of physical activity as the wound heals.