A Crown Point woman and her husband were jarred earlier this week when, according to the couple, someone threw rocks at their car as they drove on a main road near Mission Bay.
Evgeniya Chadovich and her husband were driving down West Mission Bay Drive Monday at around 10:30 p.m. when, suddenly, their car was pelted with rocks.
The rocks, they said, nearly broke their windshield.
"All of a sudden we heard a really loud pop and we see our windshield starting to break,” said Chadovich. “When I got home and looked at my car I saw the scratches on my hood and the holes in my windshield, I then realized someone threw rocks at my car.”
This isn't the first time a driver has reported a rock-throwing incident like this in this area.
Between November 2018 and March 2019, NBC 7 reported at least eight victims had objects thrown at them while driving near West Mission Bay Drive and Ingraham Street.
According to police, in addition to the location, another a common theme in the crimes was the time when each happened: between 9:45 p.m. and 12:10 a.m.
Many of those drivers, including Chadovich, said the area is dark, making it hard to see who was throwing the rocks.
"I just thought, 'Wow, I’m so lucky that I kept driving and that I didn't swerve off the bridge and die,'" said Chadovich.
Chadovich told NBC 7 she called police but did not file a report.
She said it'll cost her about $300 to fix the windshield. The couple doesn't have an estimate on repairs to the hood damage just yet, but they figure fixing the car themselves will be cheaper than their insurance deductible, and this way, their insurance rate won't rise.
Chadovich said something needs to be done on West Mission Bay Drive to keep this from happening to yet another driver.
"I think the easiest would be to light up some of these dark areas of street and to patrol the areas that police know have problem behavior," she said.
The damages of the incidents reported earlier this year ranged from $300 to $5,000, in each case, police said.