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Men jump out of bushes, attack driver with rocks

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Posted at 6:59 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 09:59:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A driver was injured after police said homeless men attacked him and threw rocks at his car while he was stopped on a Stockton-area street.

The incident happened just after 12 a.m. on westbound Market Street near Interstate 15, according to San Diego police.

10News learned the driver was on Market Street when he saw wood poles on the roadway and immediately stopped his Lexus. A man then jumped out from nearby bushes and ran towards the car, prompting the driver to move his vehicle onto the southbound I-15 ramp.

Two other men approached the driver and threatened him, and police said the men then threw rocks at the Lexus, smashing a rear window and causing other damage to the vehicle. The men ran down an embankment following the attack.

One of the men believed to be involved in the incident was detained by police a short time later.

The driver suffered injuries to his arm during the attack but is expected to be OK.

A man who witnessed the attack told 10News he believed the men were targeting cars with the intent to carjack or rob drivers.