Sheriff's deputies in Washington did a double-take Wednesday when they saw a man with a bow shooting an arrow into the county jail.

The Whatcom County Sheriff's Office said the man aimed toward the mesh-covered windows of the second-floor recreation area, but the arrow landed on the roof of the jail instead, Seattle TV station KCPQ reported.

Attached to it was a small baggie of marijuana, and another substance that hasn't been identified, police said.

Someone got the man's license plate. When police confronted him at his house in Bellingham, he said he had been shooting squirrels outside the jail, police told KCPQ.

He couldn't explain the marijuana, and was booked into jail himself for investigation of attempted introduction of contraband and obstructing officers.