Authorities in Saginaw County are asking for help to find whoever is putting driver's safety at risk.
Drivers beware! As you're cruising along I-75 in Birch Run Township, there could be someone lurking above that could stop you in your tracks. "It's pretty irresponsible. They could kill somebody," said Fred Schmunk.
The Saginaw County Sheriff's Department is looking for the person or people who damaged at least five vehicles by throwing rocks from an area overpass.
"One driver says he was riding along I-75 when he noticed a shadow on this overpass near mile marker 139. The next thing he knew, he says he saw something fall. He ran over it, it made a terrible sound and damaged his vehicle.
Schmunk says it's a simple act that could have devastating effects. "Even if they don't kill the person in the car, they might swerve or something, roll their car over, cause a chain reaction accident or whatever."
Detectives brought a K-9 unit to the area to help track down the culprits. They believe juveniles living nearby are responsible. But, so far they are still on the run. "The kids, they just think they are having fun. They don't realize the consequences," added Schmunk.
Most of the reported incidents happened the weekend after Thanksgiving, the busiest travel weekend of the year. But, with many locals on this highway everyday, and with more holiday travelers expected to hit the road in the coming weeks, drivers are hoping whoever is responsible is caught soon, before they strike again.
"Real dangerous. People get killed that way. I don't know who's doing it. But they should catch them really soon I hope," said Ken Byron, a concerned driver. He says he'll be keeping a watchful eye until someone is charged in the crime.
If you have seen or know something that may help authorities solve this case call the Saginaw Sheriff's Department.
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