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Raleigh man charged with putting rocks on road

Posted March 31, 2011

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— A Raleigh man was charged Thursday with putting large rocks in the middle of a road in southern Wake County, damaging at least two vehicles.

Investigators believe that Sean Courtney Elrod, 19, of 1225 Shannon Brook Lane, placed the rocks in Banks Road, off U.S. Highway 401, said Phyllis Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

State troopers said a Mercedes and deputy's cruiser ran over the rocks overnight. The Mercedes had a flat tire, and the cruiser had to be towed because of an oil leak.

No one was hurt.

Elrod was charged with injury to personal property and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. He was given a $4,000 bond.

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  • seaturtles246 Apr 1, 2011

    Wow, when I was growing up, our typical prank consisted of calling grocery stores and asking them if they had Prince Albert in a can. And, if so, let him out. I'm really not even sure what Prince Albert was - maybe some kind of tobacco. But then, we didn't have caller ID either, so we got away with it. I miss the good old days!

  • simplemind2 Mar 31, 2011

    “State troopers said a Mercedes had a flat tire and a sheriff's deputy's cruiser had to be towed because of an oil leak. No one was hurt.” Whoever put large rocks in the middle of a road overnight might think the same as one ignorant poster considered the whole criminal conduct as “a fun prank”!
    Whether to put large rocks in the middle of a road overnight or throw rocks on the overpass and hit the vehicles passing under -all are considered by this poster as “a fun prank”!
    Just remember the lucky consequence so far is “No one was hurt”. But what if someone does get hurt – e.g. either crippled or lost their lives. If it happens to you or your loved-ones, will you still consider it as “a fun prank”? Next time put you education hat on and be thoughtful and consider the whole act-and-consequences and I hope you would realize this is criminal conduct and not just “a fun prank”!

  • TeresaBee Mar 31, 2011

    That happened to me on Old Wake Forest Rd. Big rock that brilliant me strattled so I wouldn't ruin my tires so I blew my muffler instead.

  • GoGreen Mar 31, 2011

    "Hummmm, now we see some home-grown terrorists actually planting IEDs on public road"

    What a stupid comment. Pander to the right much? Some id iot kids who thought this would be a fun prank without realizing (or not caring) what the consequences could be, sure. Should be punished to the full extent of the law, sure. But comparing to IEDs? Please. Just a sad, sorry attempt at FUD.

  • pizno82 Mar 31, 2011

    I bet it was some teenagers high on dope

  • ifgraceisanocean Mar 31, 2011

    I would love to know what makes a person get up in the morning and say (cue Beavis voice) "Huh, huh, I'm gonna go stick big rocks in the road." Brilliant, just brilliant. Rhodes Scholars, I imagine.

  • simplemind2 Mar 31, 2011

    Hummmm, now we see some home-grown terrorists actually planting IEDs on public road - so that un-suspected law-abiding citizens' vehicle or themselves got hurt. I sure hope the law once catches and convicts those perpetrators/criminals, they could be prosecuted and then punished to the full extent of the law.

  • masksofvenom Mar 31, 2011

    These brainiacs probably ran out of the white paint cans they used to leave all over the roads in Wake and Johnston counties.

  • cad_guru Mar 31, 2011

    people really need to get a life. I do hope they figure out who did this.