Teen allegedly throws concrete onto turnpike, injures passenger


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Reported by: Janai Norman
Updated: 6/11/2013 1:29 pm Published: 6/11/2013 11:25 am


A 15-year-old could face serious charges after police say he threw a chunk of concrete onto the Creek Turnpike.

It happened around 11:50 p.m. Monday near the Sheridan overpass.

Police say the teen with on the overpass with two friends. Later, when they caught up with him, the 15-year-old allegedly admitted to throwing a softball-sized chunk of concrete onto the turnpike.

“It’s a little frightening, but it’s not typical of what I know of people, so I’m not too concerned about it.”

Troy Robinson estimates he drives on the turnpike six days a week.

Although he’s not concerned about the unusual crime, he says he’s aware it could’ve happened to anyone.

“I’ve heard of people throwing things onto the highway, but not something of that size or that weight.”

Cops tell FOX23 News the concrete hit the windshield of a car, shattering glass.

The driver and passenger, a father and son, exited the turnpike, and drove back to Sheridan where police say they chased the teens.

Only the 15-year-old who admitted to throwing the concrete was arrested.

“Just kids messing around would be a good way to describe it,” Robinson said.

Captain Wendell Franklin with the Tulsa Police Department says the District Attorney could charge the teen with assault with a dangerous or deadly weapon, or throwing an object at a moving vehicle.

Both charges are felonies.


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Unwashed Mass - 6/11/2013 1:21 PM
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This is why many overpasses are fenced in.
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