Man Injured after Concrete Thrown from Hwy 100 Overpass

Updated: 08/23/2013 3:40 PM By: Todd Wilson

A Faribault couple says they are counting their blessings after a near-death experience.

Someone threw concrete from an overpass on Highway 100 in St. Louis Park and it smashed through their windshield.

Kelly Balfe and her and husband were driving back from Brainerd Monday when the concrete hit their windshield. "All of a sudden I saw my husband's eyes get huge and then boom," she said.

Balfe says her husband immediately grabbed his face in pain and pulled over. She asked him what happened. "He's like I don't know I just saw a piece of concrete coming," she said. 

A picture of the damage show the concrete broke through the windshield of the truck they were in. Glass shattered through the back window. Balfe's husband got glass in one of his eyes.

"He said, call the police something happened, somebody threw something," Balfe said.

St. Louis Park Police came out and took a report. They even drove around looking for someone but didn't spot anybody.

Balfe says she knows they are not the only folks to go through something like this. "There were three more incidences up in the cities on Tuesday, and I haven't heard any more other than it's happened again," she said.

St. Louis Park police on Friday said there have been seven reported incidents of rocks being thrown at passing vehicles. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the St. Louis Park Police Department Tip Line at (952) 924-2615. The department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the damage.