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RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia State Police are investigating reports of someone throwing rocks at cars on Interstate 95. The recent incidents have been reported between the Maury Street and Bells Road exits in South Richmond.

Two women reported they were driving north on I-95 around 4 a.m. last Thursday when a large rock hit their car and shattered windshield.

"When the rock came in, it was right in front of me, and it was the grace of God that it did not hit me," Evette Delvalle said.

Rock throwing incidents

State Police said a similar incident happened to someone else that morning, in the same area.

A woman involved in that incident said she was driving in the southbound lane around 3 a.m. when something his her windshield.

In the past year, State Police said there have been 18-20 reported rock throwing incidents in that area.

"We've utilized our aviation unit, put them in the air at night to help out, " said Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Steve Vick. "We've partnered with Richmond city, Richmond's aware of the problem."

Throwing a rock at someone's windshield is a felony, Vick said. Right now, there are no suspect descriptions, but policed wanted the public to be aware.

Police said if this happens to you, call them immediately and pull over to a safe location. Sgt. Vick said also try to get the exact location to report.

If you have any information on these incidents, call State Police at 804-674-2000.

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