BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — As reports of cars damaged by bricks or cinder blocks thrown from the Highland Avenue overpass increase, the Birmingham Police Department is taking steps to find the culprit.
Overpass Attacks Coverage:
- Cars targeted on Expressway
- New reports of damaged windshields
- Car damaged in February on Red Mountain Expressway
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- Overpass attack on 31st Street Exit
- More reports of cars targeted in B’ham
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- BPD working to catch criminals throwing objects of overpasses
Numerous people have come forward to CBS42 with their stories of objects hitting their vehicle and shattering windshields.
Now, the Birmingham Police Department plans to approve overtime for plain-clothed officers and on- and off-duty officers to patrol the area, as well as other overpasses, to find the person or persons responsible.
Deputy Chief Ray Tubbs says those responsible will face felony charges.
Anyone with information pertaining to the identity of the person or persons responsible can contact the Birmingham Police Department at (205) 254-1764 or Crime Stoppers at (205) 254-7777.
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