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December 12, 2012

Two injured when teen drops brick off I-135 overpass through windshield

Two adults were hurt when someone dropped a brick from a pedestrian overpass onto the windshield of a passing car on Tuesday, police said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the children were injured.

Two adults were hurt when someone dropped a brick from a pedestrian overpass onto the windshield of a passing car on Tuesday, police said.

A 34-year-old man was driving south on I-135 at about 3:30 p.m. when a teenage male dropped a brick as the vehicle passed under the pedestrian bridge near Mount Vernon, Lt. Joe Schroeder said. The brick shattered the windshield, sending glass fragments into the car.

The adults suffered lacerations but did not require hospitalization, Schroeder said. Also in the car were two children, a 2-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy. The suspect fled east from the scene on a silver bicycle, the victims told police. He is a white male who was wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and carrying a black backpack.

“This is not a prank,” Schroeder said. “It is not just a vandalism.”

People have been killed elsewhere when bricks or rocks were dropped through vehicle windshields, he said.

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