100-ounce silver bar causes blown tire

An Ontario man driving into Kingston this October hit something unusual on the road before pulling over to inspect the damage.

“I knew right away that the tire was blown,” Tommy Sondy told the Kingston Whig-Standard.

Curious about what he hit, Sondy looked over at the middle of the road to find a 100-ounce silver bar.

“I couldn’t believe it did that to my tire. I must have hit it at a weird angle.”

With the price of silver at about $26 an ounce at the time of the incident, the bar was worth more than $2,600.

Sondy turned over the bar to the Kingston Police, whose officers will now try to determine if it has been reported missing.

If its rightful owner cannot be found, the bar will likely be auctioned. According to Kingston Police policy, unclaimed lost property is not returned to the person who found it.

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