Prank could have had ‘devastating’ results

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Lambton OPP reports that they have charged five teens following a report by a motorist of someone throwing pumpkins at their passing vehicle.

On Friday, Nov. 19, after officers responded and stopped five teens driving away from the Highway 402 and Utoxeter Road overpass, they discovered a quantity of sugar beets in the rear of the pickup truck. An investigation determined the teens, four 18 and one 17-year-old, were allegedly tossing sugar beets to the roadway below.

Given the fact that no vehicle was struck, each teen faces a charge of littering.

"Persons of like mind are warned to consider the consequences of throwing items of any kind off an overpass at passing vehicles," the OPP said in a news release, adding that an object striking the windshield of a vehicle travelling at highway speed "will surely crash through the windshield and strike the occupants inside" possibly killing the occupant.

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