Boys nabbed for tossing rocks off Winnipeg overpass, endangering life
WINNIPEG – Two 13 year olds face charges for throwing rocks off at cars going through an underpass – and one is charged with assaulting a police officer.
Police say three boys threw rocks off the Pembina Highway overpass onto Bishop Grandin Boulevard at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. They caused an estimated total damage of $2,500 to four eastbound vehicles – a Nissan Versa, Toyota Sienna, Ford F150 and Volkswagen Jetta.
Most of the damage was done to windshields, with one driver later pulling a small shard of glass from his mouth, police said. Nobody was hurt.
“We are lucky,” Const. Jason Michalyshen said. “This could have been very serious.”
The automobiles were going about 80 kilometres per hour when they were hit by the rocks, police said.
Three people pulled over and gave chase. A 22-year-old man caught one of the youths was assaulted by the boy, police said.
Police arrived on scene and caught two boys, one of whom attacked one of the officers, who received minor injuries.
The boys face four charges each of mischief endangering life; one of them is also charged with assault and assaulting a police officer. A third boy is still being sought, police said.
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