“Sonic boom” and “golf ball” are rarely uttered in the same breath, but a Huntington Beach, Calif., man wants the city to pay up after his windshield was cracked thanks to what he says was a combination of the two.
Last fall, the man said he was driving past Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach when a high-flying golf ball straying from the course smashed into his windshield, costing him $165 in repairs and about $80 in lost wages.
“It scared the hell out of me,” he told the OC Register. “It wasn’t just a ding, it was loud. There was this huge, loud sound like a sonic boom.”
Unable to track down the golfer responsible for launching the sonic-boom-inducing, windshield-smashing golf ball, the man has filed suit against the city for $245. Huntington Beach officials say the golfer, not the city, is responsible for paying for the damage.