“The Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after someone threw a water balloon at a vehicle, shattering the windshield.
“It was so loud and so impactful that I had glass on my face, in my hair, on my chest,” said Jessica Hamilton, the driver.
On Thursday morning, Hamilton was on her way to work, driving her normal route down 900 East and then on Wyandotte. Hamilton made it a half a mile when she saw something coming at her from the car in the other lane.
“I saw something come out of their window on the driver’s side window and I closed my eyes and when I closed my eyes it smacked so hard,” said Hamilton.
The other driver took off and Hamilton was able to pull over and figured out what it was that was thrown at her.
“It was a green water balloon,” she said. “It was stuck in my windshield, that’s how I knew it was a water balloon.””
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Regardless of whether the balloon was filled with water or another substance, throwing anything at a moving vehicle is extremely dangerous. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident but things could’ve been much worse. Even if it was only water (not frozen) it’s possible the integrity of the windshield was already compromised by a crack or chip. It doesn’t take much force to worsen the damage in that case.
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