Police looking for juveniles who threw rocks, concrete at cars on I-77 in Akron

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 16:41:48-04

Akron police are on the hunt for a group of juveniles on bikes, who were throwing rocks and chunks of concrete onto vehicles on Interstate 77 southbound.

Police say the incident took place on April 10 at around 7:45 p.m. and caused damage to multiple vehicles.

Witnesses like Neal Sehm, who was riding in one of the damaged vehicles, told News 5 the juveniles were standing on the Cole Avenue overpass as they showered debris onto cars below.

"It sounded like it was a cinder block or something huge, and when I found this, the size of a baseball, it's hard to believe that that actually cause that much damage," said Sehm. "When I looked back I saw the gentleman on bicycles riding up Cole Avenue from the overpass."

John Painter, owner of Accurate Auto Glass in Akron, told News 5 he's seen too many close calls and has to deal with repairing rock throwing vandalism nearly every month.

"We had a couple, they were on I-76 on their honeymoon," said Painter. "A rock came completely through the windshield into the car."

Police are asking anyone with information about this case to contact the Akron Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490.