Police in Massachusetts have issued multiple serious charges to a group of teens who allegedly threw bricks at more than a dozen vehicles, leaving one man seriously injured.
The Worcester Police Department announced that four juveniles, two males and two females, all between the ages of 15 and 16, were charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon (Brick), Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Brick) x 5, Mayhem, Conspiracy, Malicious Damage to a Motor Vehicle x 19, Throwing Missiles at a Train or Bus, Use of a Motor Vehicle without Authority, and Resisting Arrest. A sixteen year old male was additionally charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Dangerous Weapon (Brass Knuckles) and Carrying a Dangerous Weapon When Arrested.
The charges stem from a crime spree that occurred on December 26 in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Police say that shortly before 4 p.m., they received a call about an assault on a driver with a brick.
When they arrived on scene, they found a 37 year old male who had been driving driving eastbound on Plantation St. when a brick was thrown at his vehicle as he passed a red SUV. The brick went through his windshield and struck the man in the face, leaving him with “very serious, permanent injuries.”
The man was taken to the hospital.
Police learned that the red SUV had been reported stolen.
Officers then began receiving several other calls about bricks being thrown at vehicles from a red SUV.
A police officer spotted the SUV and began to follow it. The SUV sped up and a pursuit began. The SUV stopped at Ashwood St. The two male suspects fled on foot while the two females stayed in the SUV.
Officers pursued the two males and placed them under arrest.
Police said that at least 19 vehicles were struck by bricks.