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Kansas City police seek man throwing bricks at moving cars

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A convenience store robbery ended up with cars avoiding bricks at 55 mph, police say.

What started out as an early morning commute for Don McCormick, of Lee's Summit, turned into something much more dangerous.

Police say they got several calls about 5 a.m. Monday about a man throwing bricks at cars on Highway 71.

"I told my wife, 'What is that guy doing there?'" said McCormick, who was taking his wife to the hospital.  "He threw something and hit my windshield, and glass shattered inside my car," McCormick said.

McCormick said he swerved to miss the man who was on the highway. He had no idea why the man was throwing what appeared to be bricks at his car.

When KCTV5's Alan Shope arrived on the scene, all he could find were concrete chunks on the side of the roadway.

"It just about put a hole through it and glass all over the interior of the car.  The windshield seems to be the main damage," McCormick said.

Police said a man walked up to a convenience store near Highway 71 and Gregory Boulevard about 4:30 a.m. and robbed someone.

That same suspect matched the one throwing the bricks at cars moments later.  They believe it is the same man but have no idea why he was throwing the bricks at cars passing by.

As for McCormick and his wife, they're happy the brick didn't go all the way though the windshield.

"We're just happy that we didn't wreck the car or have anymore damage than we did," McCormick said.

Police believe several cars may have been hit.  They say if you have any information, you are urged to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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