Neighbors concerned after kids seen throwing rocks at cars

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OKLAHOMA CITY — One person was issued a citation after allegedly throwing rocks at cars near a busy intersection, and then attempting to hide out in a storm drain.

According to officials from the Oklahoma City Police Department, over the weekend, several people who live in and were driving around the area of N.W. Expressway and Candlewood Drive reported witnessing a group of juveniles throwing rocks at cars.

“In this particular case, a witness saw what was going on and was actually able to detain one of the kids for officers to arrive,” MSgt. Gary Knight with the OCPD said.

Just before that happened, according to the police report, a driver and their passenger saw an object fly in front of the windshield and then heard something hit the driver side door.

Then, the two noticed a group of kids throwing rocks and sticks at cars from the roof of a nearby home.

“There was at least two cars hit by rocks. There was some damage done to them, obviously if a car is driving by and a kid throws a rock, it’s going to do some damage to a vehicle,” Knight said.

A witness then saw three of the suspects run and hide out in a storm drain before getting confronted by another witness. That’s when, according to police, two of the suspects ran and a third surrendered to the witness who detained him until officers arrived.

“We’ll end up talking to the young man and see if we can get the other two identified because obviously, it’s an upsetting thing to the people driving by, it’s a dangerous thing to have a rock hurled at you as you’re driving by,” Knight said. “In a case like this, although it is upsetting and it can be frightening, nobody was hurt and that’s really the most important thing.”

The parent of the suspect who was caught was issued a citation for destruction of property. The other two suspects have not yet been caught.

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