King County sheriff’s investigators are searching for whomever threw a large rock at a patrol car Thursday night near Kent, smashing the windshield and startling the deputy who was behind the wheel.
The K-9 deputy was driving in the 13800 block of Southeast 272nd Street about 10:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office reported. A large rock struck the hood of the patrol car, then smashed through the driver’s side of the windshield.
Shattered glass sprayed the deputy. He was not injured.
Deputies found other rocks that appeared to be “staged” on the side of the road to throw.
No suspects were seen.
Kent police report a citizen had a similar incident happened. The victim saw three teens run from the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or the Kent Police Department at 253-852-2121.