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Sbg CO Drivers Say "Objects" Thrown at Their Cars, Causing Damage

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Drivers tell 7 On Your Side they think someone is throwing stones at their cars.

It's happening near a busy intersection in Spartanburg County.

At least three people were upset enough to report damages to the Sheriff's Office.

The intersection is near Highway 290 and Timberleaf Drive. That’s where Aaron Purham was heading out to a friends house Friday night when he heard a loud noise and felt something hit his car.

“I hear a loud crash and your first instinct is you're going to duck, so i'm ducking in the car looking crazy,” said Purham.

This crash he said, didn't come from another car.

“It was a rock, a nice sized rock, thank goodness it didn't go through the car,” he said.

Purham said he's not sure exactly where it came from but he sure knows where it landed. He said it his his rear driver’s side window. Just a couple seconds earlier he said and he would have been hit.

Purham works on cars for a living so he knows a thing or two about property damage. He said fixing the ding could mean replacing the window and cost around $200 just to place the glass.

He told us reported the incident to deputies because he's sure it was intentional.

“Nothing is going to hit me on the side it would hit me on the front or the rear. You can see the tail end where it started going back from the impact,” said Purham.

Sheriff's Office reports show two other people had the same thing happen to them.

One man even tells deputies he saw someone throwing objects at cars in the area but couldn't provide a description.

A neighbor told us a business nearby has surveillance cameras.

Deputies tell us they'll check for any evidence they can find but they said identifying suspects on makes solving this crime tough.

“Although it looks minor in my pocket that's major. I work hard for my money i work hard for my property i don't need anyone damaging it,” Purham said.

Purham is happy everyone is safe but frustrated he's footing the bill and he said he hopes the flying objects stop with this story.

We looked into the penalties for throwing objects at a vehicle. Deputies tell us the charge is Malicious Injury to Property unless the suspect causes a driver to crash. Then the charge would be more serious.

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