Tucson man angry after rocks thrown at his SUV

Published: Apr. 4, 2016 at 11:32 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:12 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A Tucson man is angry after he said rocks were thrown at his SUV twice within the past two weeks.

It happened near the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Valencia Road, in front of the Trinity Place apartments.

"It was a big bang. You couldn't miss it," said Javier, who asked his last name be withheld.

Javier said he was driving on Campbell around 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, when a group of three teenagers chucked rocks at his vehicle.

"I got hit over here. I was just driving by," he said.

He immediately pulled over, but he said the teens had already jumped the wall at Trinity Place.

He said he was also hit in this same neighborhood two weeks ago.

"It hit the graphite plate here. This one was louder than the other one," he said.

One neighbor remembers hearing the commotion.

"I was cooking and all of a sudden I heard cars slamming on their brakes back here and I saw four or five kids were throwing rocks," Carlos Lopez said.

In addition to the money Javier will have to fork over to get his car repaired, he said he is concerned his family or anyone else who travels in that area may get hurt.

"It drives me nuts. I mean why do you have to destroy someone else's property? What if there's a kid in the car or something and they break glass they could get a head injury," he said.

Javier reported both incidents to the Tucson Police Department.

TPD said they are aware of this and may send out a community officer to patrol that area.

The apartment complex is working to pull their surveillance video from Sunday night.

TPD said the person responsible for this could face charges of criminal damage to property.

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