An iron vise shattered a driver's windshield and struck the driver of the hit vehicle on Monday night, according to the Star Tribune.
National Guard Sgt. Jon Stacke was driving along the 14-block stretch of Normandale Boulevard between 84th and 98th streets, which is an area that's experienced five other similar cases to this involving random objects striking passing vehicles since the beginning of January.
Stacke was accompanied by his friend, National Guard Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gettel, as they were on their way to the Bloomington Armory. The pair had just left Normandale Lake.
Gettel said the iron vise had smashed through the windshield, ricocheted off of the steering wheel and struck Stacke hard in the jaw, inducing him unconscious. But Stacke's "foot was still on the gas pedal," Gettel said.
According to MPR News, this is the first incident out of the six cases on Normandale Boulevard that someone was injured, Bloomington Police Deputy Chief Rick Hart said. The article on MPR News contains no information about Stacke or Gettel, except for that fact that someone had been still under hospitalization on Wednesday for a serious facial injury.
Both articles indicate that there is a $1,500 reward that has been issued by the Bloomington Crime Prevention Association for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects.