Vandals launch rocks off bridge near downtown, damage woman’s windshield
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police say vandals are taking aim at cars and launching rocks off a bridge near downtown.
Jamie Sherfick was driving on Madison Avenue towards downtown around 7 p.m. on Monday. As soon as she got to the bridge, she heard a loud bang.
“The noise just scared me. It was like who just hit my car,” said Sherfick.
Sherfick told police someone threw a rock off the bridge. The rock shattered the passenger’s side of her windshield. Somehow, Sherfick didn’t swerve, keeping herself and other drivers safe.
“There were cars around me, so I couldn’t really stop. I looked over and said, ‘What the…’ and I couldn’t believe (it),” said Sherfick.
This isn’t the first time vandals have set up along the bridge near Raymond and Madison. A couple of summers ago, police reports show several vehicles were hit, left with dents, scratches and busted out windows. Even an IMPD patrol car was hit with a brick launched off the bridge.
“They just want to cause trouble. They just want to be mean and cause trouble to people. I mean they don’t think it’s going to hurt someone,” said Sherfick.
It was way too close of a call and now an unnecessary repair bill Sherfick can’t afford.
“I was kind of upset that it happened. I was like, ‘Why me?’” said Sherfick.
She wants these vandals to know this isn’t fun or a joke; it’s dangerous and could be deadly.
“They need to stop throwing stuff over,” said Sherfick.