Birmingham PD responds to overpass incidents

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.

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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