The Austin Police Department says it is investigating the latest incident in a series of rock throwing attacks on vehicles on I-35. The latest occurred on this past weekend on the northbound side of I-35 near the UT campus.
Jackie Riedle, her brother and another passenger were with her on I-35 early Saturday morning heading back from 6th Street. A rock the size of a brick smashed into the windshield and flew into the backseat hitting Andrew in the shoulder and sending glass fragments into everyone's faces.
None of them were seriously hurt but others haven't been so fortunate.
...People have families, -- luckily we're all adults if there was someone else they could have had their loved one even a baby in the seat. If it was to hit my sister it could have cost everybody's life cause she was driving so it's a pretty scary thought. - Andre Riedl
Police say there are no leads but the rock has been collected and they continue to investigate.
Officials say there have been 12 reported cases but not all have been confirmed as rock throwing.
APD won't confirm if they will be adding surveillance cameras to the upper and lower decks along I-35 where this is happening.
Police remind drivers to remember to always be aware of your surroundings. If you believe that you are a victim of a rock throwing attack while driving, please do not wait until you arrive at your destination to contact police.
APD asks victims to call 9-1-1 immediately so that they can have officers respond. Hopefully by receiving the information early police say they can possibly locate the suspect in the area and investigate.
Police also ask that people do not handle any evidence so that it can be processed by APD.