Meteor Fireball Captured on Deputy’s Dashcam in Florida
By Katelyn Massarelli
A Collier County deputy captured a unique phenomenon on her dashcam while out on patrol this week.
Cpl. Nicole Medenwald saw a meteor, and rather than savor the memory, she got to review the proof!
The Collier County Sheriff’s Office said she had just come from conducting a traffic stop. She repositioned her patrol car to face North 15th Street to watch for cars.
“I saw a green light and then it lit up the sky,” Cpl. Medenwald said. “It reminded me of lightning at night the way the sky lit up.”
Cpl. Medenwald said she’s seen meteors before but has never seen one break the atmosphere and light up the sky.