A situation that could’ve been much more serious ended with
only a few cracked windshields when two children threw rocks at truck
windshields from an overpass.
On the evening of Friday, July 8, the police received
several complaints from truckers near mile marker 55 on Interstate 85 near
Concord, NC. Maj. Billy Swaringen of the Concord Police Department said the
truckers complained about rocks cracking their windshields.
When investigators arrived at the overpass, two children – a
10-year-old and an 11-year-old – fled from the scene. When caught, they
confessed to throwing rocks at the vehicles.
Swaringen said both kids were handed over to juvenile
services. He said he could not comment further on any charges pending due to
“They were bored kids … who weren’t able to think it all the
way through what the ramifications could’ve been from their actions,” Swaringen
said. “It could’ve been fatal. If you’re going 65, 70 miles an hour, and that
rock comes through the windshield and hits you in the right place, it kills
Eight windshields were reported cracked or chipped from the
incident, Swaringen said.
– By Aaron Ladage, staff writer