Two possible rock throwing cases reported along I-35 this weekend

(KXAN File Photo)
(KXAN File Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Over the course of two nights, Austin police say they are investigating two more cases of rock throwing along Interstate 35 near downtown Austin.

On Friday around 10:40 a.m., police say a rock damaged a car’s windshield at 10:40 a.m. Friday on southbound I-35 near the Dean Keeton Street exit. Authorities initially said it wasn’t clear how the windshield was damaged. No one was injured in the case.

On Saturday morning around 7 a.m., police said they received another report of a possible rock throwing case. The driver said they believe a rock hit their car while they were travelling northbound near downtown. The driver stopped just before reaching Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. However, olice say they are not sure where the rock may have been thrown from.

Prior to this weekend’s cases, the last incidents happened on Sunday, Jan. 10. There are now more than 50 cases since 2014.

The Austin Police Department, with the help of the Greater Austin Crime Commission, is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the attacks. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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