Police: Seven cars hit by rocks near Leesville Road
Posted December 7, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — Seven people driving near Hickory Grove Church and Leesville roads in Raleigh on Tuesday night reported having rocks, and possible other objects, thrown at their vehicles.
According to Raleigh police, two of the victims were treated at the scene by EMS for injuries sustained from broken glass. All of the incidents happened shortly after 10 p.m.
Teresa Padgett and her 10-year-old daughter were driving on Stickland Road when something hit the front grill of the car.
"It was very loud. It sounded big. I didn't stop because it was dark," she said. "I drove home and got my husband and we drove back. We found the rock and called the police."
Police said several of the incidents happened at Hickory Grove Church Road and Amoretto Way.
"It instantly scares you to death ‘cause you didn't know what it was," said Catherine Williams, whose car was also damaged.
Williams, 72, was driving with her granddaughter on Ray Road when a rock hit the hood of her car.
"It's well over a foot long on the hood. The hood will have to be replaced," she said.
Victims are thankful it wasn't worse.
"We're very lucky," Padgett said.
Tuesday night's incidents are similar to those reported in August in the same general area, police said.
No arrests have been made in connection with Tuesday’s incidents, or the incidents in August.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357.