Beware of flying rocks

On Thursday night, Wendy Thompson was driving home from music practice on Hamilton Boulevard when she heard a loud bang.

On Thursday night, Wendy Thompson was driving home from music practice on Hamilton Boulevard when she heard a loud bang.

“It sounded like a shot,” she said.

Thompson thought maybe she’d blown a tire but didn’t stop because it was dark and she was almost home.

When she got out of the truck she noticed a huge mark on the side.

Fearing she’d hit something, Thomspon and her husband drove back to the spot where it happened, near Ecole Emilie-Tremblay.

There was a car pulled over on the side of the road.

“And then I really thought I’d hit something,” said Thompson.

But when they pulled up behind the vehicle they discovered the car had been hit by a large rock that shattered the window.

“The woman was very upset, and her teenage son was in the front seat,” said Thompson.

The shattered glass was inside and outside the car.

“If a rock like that hit small children in the backseat, it would kill them, ” she said.

Thompson called the police, and was informed the same thing had also been happening the night before.

The RCMP brought out its tracker dog but couldn’t find anyone.

“They just run off into the woods and, if they’re caught, they’d deny it,” she said.

“It’s a faceless thing.

“And it’s very scary because it’s so dark and you have no idea what’s happening.”

The rock that hit Thompson’s truck did considerable damage.

“It’s a new truck and it’s going to be expensive to fix,” she said.