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3 teens arrested after throwing rocks at cars in St. Charles County

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The windshield of a semi-truck was damaged by rocks overnight in St. Charles County (Credit: KMOV) The windshield of a semi-truck was damaged by rocks overnight in St. Charles County (Credit: KMOV)
ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

Cars were damaged late Tuesday night after police said three teens were throwing rocks off an overpass.

Wentzville Police said at least 35 police reports were taken after cars were damaged. Police said more reports were coming in Wednesday after news spread.

Just the thought of something falling from the sky is enough to rattle the nerves of Jenna Wehmeier.

"It's crazy. It's incredibly scary," said Wehmeier. 

She travels Interstate 70 often from her home in Warrenton to her job in Wentzville. Many times, her two children are in the car. 

The safety of Wehmeier's kids and other drivers pops into mind of Wentzville Police Sergeant Jennifer Bell. 

Sgt. Bell said she can see the danger when someone throws rocks from an overpass onto cars driving below. 

"When you have something, that suddenly comes crushing down on the windshield, your vision is obscured," said Sgt. Bell. 

For the drivers that were inside vehicles that were damaged some thought their cars had been shot.

"As soon as it hit I thought I got shot at," said truck driver Scott Westmoreland. He said now he'll miss out on work for days while he waits to get his shattered windshield repaired.

Others just didn't know what happened.

"All we really saw was just glass go everywhere we heard a loud bang and didn’t really know what was going on, everyone thought we’d been shot at," said Melissa Greenburg whose car door was dented and window shattered.

A social media post, by Wentzville Police, about the rock throwing is catching people like Devin Kitchen off guard. 

"I don't know how you would prepare for that. usually, you are not driving and someone is throwing rocks at your car," said Kitchin. 

"This is not just a joke. We have had several comments, as a result of this story being put on social media, where people felt their lives were in danger," added Sgt. Bell. 

Three people were arrested Tuesday night. The suspects are a 16-year-old and two people who are 17-years-old.

No charges were filed as of Wednesday night.

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