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Water balloons tossed from mystery vehicle, smash windshields in Poway

Posted at 5:06 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 20:16:28-04

POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - A rash of water balloons turned ‘missiles’ have shaken up drivers on roadways near Highway 67 in Poway.

Ron Woodard was heading home from work on Poway Road around 9 p.m. Tuesday. He was going about the speed limit - 55 miles per hour - when he saw the headlights of an oncoming vehicle as it drove past him.

"All of a sudden my windshield explodes. Glass is flying. Glass flies in my face. Luckily, I had my glasses on," said Woodard.

Woodard, a trucker by trade, maintained control. He was only feet from a cliff.

"It shocked me, like being slapped in the face," said Woodard.

He pulled over when he could safely do so, and checked out the damage.

"The water was dripping down the middle of the glass," said Woodard.

Water, as in a water balloon.

"When I saw this my anger just went out the roof. I could have lost control. I could have rolled my car," said Woodard.

Woodard's wife posted details on Facebook, leading to reports of four other similar incidents in the Poway and Ramona area in the past few weeks, including two others that same night.

"One lady said it was a truck, and it was a water balloon," said Woodard.

Another driver discovered ice chunks after he was hit, apparently from a frozen water balloon.

"They need to understand they could kill someone," said Woodard.

Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call the Poway or Ramona Sheriff's substations.