On Vanessa Circle on Saturday afternoon, Gretchen Schmidt and her husband heard a noise, then found an arrow on their bedroom floor.No, it's not Olivenhain again. This is New Encinitas just behind El Camino Real.
It was about 18 to 20 inches long with a metal tip. Brett Scott, owner of Willow Creek Archery, identified it as crossbow bolt, which can travel up to a quarter mile at high speeds.
The bolt pierced a screen, two glass panes and blinds, before landing feet from the bed.