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Austin police seeking public’s help in locating person throwing rocks onto I-35
According to Detective Jarrett Crippen, someone is tossing large rocks onto cars on northbound I-35, between 2:00 and 4:30 a.m. He says the first serious case was back on June 14 and it looks like the person was on the upper deck or the frontage road, throwing rocks onto the lower deck of the Interstate. He says it's resulted in at least one critical injury. “One of the injuries is quite severe. It was actually one of the first incidents that we began tracking. We titled it as an aggravated assault because the rock came through the windshield and hit the gentleman in the face.” Crippen says three other incidents occurred, all on July 27: -The driver was driving near the 3700-3900 block of N. IH-35 and saw a large object hit the bottom right side of her windshield. The rock was recovered and turned in as evidence. -The driver stated he was northbound on the N. IH-35 lower deck and observed a large object hit the passenger side of his front windshield as he was approaching the Barbara Jordan exit. The driver suffered minor injuries and his two passengers were not injured. -The driver was northbound on the N. IH-35 lower deck approaching the 4000 block where the upper and lower decks come together. He heard a thud and pulled over in the 5000 block. He noticed a rock in his front grill area that caved in part of it. Anyone with information regarding the incidents is asked to call 911 or the Austin Police Department.