Renton, WA. – Viewers have reached out to KIRO7 about a man walking on State Route 900 in the Renton area who is throwing rocks at vehicles driving by and smashing windshields. They say he could be a danger to the entire community, and there is even a sign posted along the highway that reads “What W-S-P is not telling you: SR900 is not safe. Very Dangerous!”
Tom Godfrey says his 2015 Stingray Corvette was hit by this person back in July. He was going eastbound on SR 900.
“It’s the car of my dreams,” Godfrey said.
“So, I figured it’s a beautiful day, I’m going to take the top off and I’m just going to relax and go down to the road, down to the store, and I’m going to take the long way home, right?” Godfrey said.
He says he noticed a man walking near his car when he was stopped.
“And all of a sudden, I see out of the corner of my eye his arm go up. And all I see is my window get completely shattered,” Godfrey said.
“I just get goosebumps talking about it and I start shaking and stuff,” Godfrey said.
But he says the trouble didn’t stop there.
“So, I got out of my car. I’m talking to him across the street, and all of sudden, he starts running at me. So, now I’m thinking he’s going to destroy my car,” Godfrey said.
“Met him halfway and we sat out there and fought in the middle of the road for like 3 or 4 minutes. Traffic stopped,” Godfrey said.
Godfrey says during the fight, he tried to call 911 himself, but couldn’t. Luckily, Duane Anderson, who owns a business near where this happened, saw what was going on and called 911.
“And then, he came up to me and he was just shaking like a leaf and he couldn’t use his phone because he couldn’t control his fingers,” Anderson said.
He says he has seen the rock thrower on several occasions and believes he could cause more trouble.
“I mean, the guy’s dangerous. No question about it,” Anderson said.
Godfrey says the King’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident, but was told by the deputies since it wasn’t their jurisdiction, they couldn’t file a report. He hopes when people drive down SR 900, they understand that it can be dangerous.
“You know, they need to protect themselves. They need to keep their head on a swivel,” Godfrey said.
Godfrey has filed a report with Washington State Patrol, but claims he was never given a case number. KIRO7 has reached out to WSP and is still waiting to hear back.
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