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Bolt from above: Man's car hit by lightning as he drives to work

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A maintenance worker at the Becker County Courthouse got a rude awakening Friday morning when his car was hit by lightning as he was driving to work.


Bob Schlauderaff was not hurt, but the lightning killed a cell phone on his belt, left some strange burn and puncture marks on his 1989 Honda Civic, and punctured a tire.

He was driving to work from Frazee on Highway 10 about 7:10 a.m., during a thunderstorm, when he saw a lightning bolt strike near the roadway.

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