The Indiana State Police is warning folks—and parents—that dropping rocks
onto vehicles from overpasses is not only criminal, it’s dangerous.
At 3:46 a.m. today, police said, troopers were dispatched to the ramp from
southbound Cline Ave. to westbound I-80 in response to a report of unknown
persons’ throwing rocks at vehicles. “While officers were on the scene, two
more vehicles stopped and reported that they had just been hit by rocks,”
Troopers were unable to locate a suspect but at least 15 motorists reported
damage to their vehicles. Seven of those 15 filed a report and all “seven
vehicles—two passenger cars, one garbage truck, and four semis—had damage to
their windshield,” police said.
may seem like a harmless prank but it can end up as a criminal mischief
charge and possibly reckless endangerment,” police said. “Criminal mischief
is a misdemeanor and individuals who are caught will go to jail or juvenile
detention. Throwing rocks or other objects at vehicles can lead to serious
consequences. Parents of juveniles found delinquent for criminal mischief
may be financially responsible to pay restitution to the property owner.”