Camouflaged Stranger, Mystery Gunshot in a Loudoun Community

Two sightings of armed man in past four days, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Camouflaged Stranger, Mystery Gunshot in a Loudoun Community. Patch file photo.
Camouflaged Stranger, Mystery Gunshot in a Loudoun Community. Patch file photo.
Twice since Friday, deputies have been called regarding a mysterious man in camouflage reportedly carrying a weapon — one witness spotted the suspicious stranger after hearing a gunshot, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.

Both incidents were in the community around Belmont Ridge Middle School in Leesburg.

On Friday afternoon at 4:39 p.m., officers responded to a call on Habitat Circle regarding an unknown man walking in the tree line. The man was wearing camouflage and appeared to be carrying a weapon, according to the resident. 

The area was searched, but nothing suspicious was seen by deputies.

At 10:24 p.m. on Monday, a few blocks over on Riverpoint Drive, a resident reported hearing a gunshot. The caller then observed a male subject wearing camouflage and a black hat, carrying a weapon.

The area was searched. Again, nothing suspicious was seen by deputies.
Philip Church February 13, 2014 at 12:31 PM
Why is this suspicious? In this day and age a man in camouflage packing a high powered rifle is commonplace. And don't kid yourself that hunters don't spotlight deer at night.
John Strother February 15, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Raccoon Hunting is a legal sport and done at night.
Bj February 15, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Hunters can't hunt near High Schools and residences can they?
CHERYL DOTY February 18, 2014 at 12:34 PM
BJ, you're correct, hunters cannot hunt near schools or residences - I believe the law mentions a distance of 100 yards from a public road or dwelling. And someone carrying a rifle dressed in camouflage is not commonplace near the middle school which is why this is highly suspicious. and for the record, I have no problem with hunting.
joe brewer February 22, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Where were the Weintraubs Monday night?


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