"Some Idiot" is Throwing Rocks At Cars on I-55: Police Chief

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The bridge over I-55 where some idiot is throwing rocks at traffic.
To the person throwing rocks at cars on the West Main Street overpass on Interstate 55 in Festus:

Stop being an idiot.

Festus Police Chief Tim Lewis tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that police still don't know who is hurling rocks and pieces of asphalt onto the windshields and hoods of cars. Whoever it is, Lewis knows one thing for sure:

"Some idiot is doing it," Lewis tells the Post-Dispatch. "That's idiotic. You could kill somebody."

Luckily, no one was killed or seriously injured by the rock thrower's 3 a.m. escapades last Sunday. One motorist's face was injured when her windshield shattered, and at least three other cars were damaged -- all within a few minutes.

One of the victims called police, but the idiot rock thrower was gone by the time first responders got there. If he or she is caught, Lewis tells the Post-Dispatch the crime would be assault and property damage.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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26 comments
Terry Weatherford
Terry Weatherford

Yeah and im also the person(s) pointing lasers at airplanes [dear police, no I am not]

Jimmy Ulrich
Jimmy Ulrich

If ol boy is still getting away with it he is basicly a super human and yall just jelly

Jason M Parker
Jason M Parker

They set up cameras at a lot of overpasses in festus

Mark Schierbecker
Mark Schierbecker

Some idiot /was/ throwing rocks. This is old news. Stop reposting.

Zach Shaw
Zach Shaw

Agol Akot crap they found you.

David Bergee
David Bergee

Bre Bequette you caught me!! But seriously, it's ridiculous. They actually damaged one of my mcds coworker's vehicle. Regardless of the vandals, there always seems to be loose gravel that gets kicked onto my windshield in that area. Really making me rethink getting a new cars.

Bre Bequette
Bre Bequette

David Bergee this is totally you, isn't it

Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson

Errr, no. They do take pictures. From previous experience the proximity sensor can also read infrared (body heat) picture of punk on FB or Twitpic = jailbird Selfie.

TL Trout
TL Trout

Surveillance cameras are cheap nowadays; get one or five. Sheesh!

Gary King
Gary King

To busy catching speeders to deal with less important things. Catching rock throwers does not bring in revenue.

Jim Williams
Jim Williams

Yea well!? I'm glad I live in the country. You people keep killing each other and doing S@@@ like that you deserve what you dish out!

Steven Kelley
Steven Kelley

How have they not caught anyone. The police station is right down the street from this bridge. Like 1500 feet, if that

Jason M Parker
Jason M Parker

Nuke that entire god forsaken county. I lived there for some years. I did my penance.

Jim Thompson
Jim Thompson

So, where are all those damn speed cameras at when You actually need one!

Gretchen Neff Piofcyk
Gretchen Neff Piofcyk

My idiot brother did that when he was about 13. My guess it is a punk ass kid.

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