Four people caught throwing rocks from an overpass onto I-696 in Warren

Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 23:11:20-04

A terrifying experience for some drivers in Warren late Sunday into early Monday.

People were throwing rocks from an overpass near Groesbeck Highway and several vehicles were hit.

Thankfully, no one was injured, but at least four vehicles were damaged during the incident.

One of the victims who spoke with 7 Action news said he wasn’t even sure what hit the windshield at first.

"There was a pop on the windshield and glass came flying at us and he woke up startled and I didn't even know what happened until about 30 seconds later,” said Aaron Colombo, whose windshield was cracked by a thrown rock.

The suspects were standing on a train overpass above I-696. 

He originally thought it might be a section of the bridge, crumbling and hitting his vehicle but when he called 911, he found out there were already several reports of the same type of damage in his area and police were on the scene.

Because of calls like Colombo’s, police were able to arrest the suspects on the scene.
"There was four of them that were throwing stones off and you know it's not like they were kids it was young adults that were doing this,” said Colombo.

The Warren mayor confirms four adults were arrested and they’re all facing felony charges.

Colombo can’t wrap his head around why anyone would do this.

"Do you not realize you have caused deaths by doing this?” he said.

Warren officials believe there could be more victims who didn’t stop and call police, they’re encouraging others to come forward and report the crime.

Call Warren Police at (586) 574-4700.