The hunt is on to find out who is responsible for throwing rocks at passing motorists after several cars were hit and one man is injured.
Martin County deputies were alerted after drivers called 9-1-1 to report their windows being shattered. Eric Evans and his wife were headed northbound on High Meadow Avenue, near Carmel Place, Friday evening when a large rock shattered the side window of his Toyota Tacoma. The rock struck him in the face and sent glass everywhere. Deputies arrived and began canvassing the area. The rock was found in the back seat of Evans’ truck. Investigators say witnesses reported seeing several teenagers run from the area near the chain-link fence of the adjacent Sunset Trace community right after the crime. Major Robinson lives in the Sunset Trace community
According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, there have been three previous incidents of rocks being thrown at passing motorists in the same area, as well as at least two unreported cases that could be linked.
Evans, who suffered numerous cuts to his face and a severe bruise, says he hopes his incident is the last and he has a message to whoever did it.
Throwing rocks at cars might be a prank to some, but it’s no joke to authorities. In 1999 a Florida woman was killed when teenagers through a rock off of an overpass and through her windshield. One teenager was sentenced to 21-years in jail, another was sentenced to life in prison.
If you have any information on the people throwing rocks at cars in Martin County, call Treasure Coast Crimestoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS