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Posted: 5:04 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013
By Torie Wells
MONROE, N.C. —
Police in Monroe are warning drivers someone is throwing rocks at cars on a busy road. They said two baseball-sized rocks barely missed the drivers, but did serious damage to their cars. The crimes happened on Charlotte Avenue near IB Shive Drive. One of those drivers walked Channel 9 through the terrifying experience. "It may seem like innocent pranks, but it's not, it's a crime," said Monroe police Officer Mike Smith. One of the victims sent Channel 9 photos of the rocks. Isaiah Blake told Channel 9 over the phone, he was driving with his girlfriend when he saw several rocks laying on the road. Moments later, Blake said, a rock came through his back window and landed on his dashboard. "Glass was everywhere," he said. Blake said he is just glad no one was hurt. His girlfriend is five-months pregnant. "We could have lost control and we could have killed ourselves," Blake said. Another driver told police a similar story. This time, the rock didn't go through the window, but startled the driver as it hit the roof and did some damage. Police said they don't know where the rocks came from and the drivers that were hit didn't see. But police said there are buildings nearby and trees that someone could hide behind. "I hope they catch them quick," said Terry Whittenburg. Police want drivers to know they are taking these incidents seriously, and have a strong message for anyone involved. "Stop, it's extremely dangerous," said Smith. Police said they don't have a suspect description or vehicle description. Anyone with information is urged to call police.
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