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PSA Seeks Leads in I-95 Rock Throwing

Posted August 1, 1999

— Detectives working one of Cumberland County's unsolved crimes are taking to the airwaves looking for help.

A local Fayetteville station is running a public service announcement on the I-95 rock throwing case.

Canadian teen-ager Michael Vytlingam was seriously injured while traveling with his father. A rock was dropped onto their vehicle from an overpass last March.

After spending weeks in a North Carolina hospital, Vytlingham was transferred to a Canadian hospital.

It was recently announced that he is blind as a result of the attack. He also remains semi-conscious and bedridden.

Sheriff's investigators hope the PSA will bring in new leads.

There is a $13,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.


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