Police arrest South Jersey boy for throwing rocks at passing cars

Mike Dougherty
February 21, 2020 - 10:08 am

MEDFORD TWP., N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Police in South Jersey have arrested a little boy they say was throwing rocks at cars in Medford. 

Several windows of moving cars were smashed along Tuckerton Road in the past few weeks, and police have increased patrols to find the rock throwers.

A boy, who they say isn't even a teenager, will be charged. Authorities turned him over to his parents.

Macy Kemble told NBC 10 her car was hit when she was driving home earlier this month.

"My window shattered all over me," she said. "I initially had thought an animal came through, because I didn't see anything. It was just glass everywhere."

She says it was terrifying.

"I was about five minutes from home, so my only goal ... I just death-gripped the steering wheel and was like 'Get home, get home, get home.'"

It could have been much worse. Similar incidents elsewhere have had fatal results, and because of that, police say there is zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.

Investigators want to hear from anyone else who had objects thrown at their cars.