Woman charged after allegedly throwing rocks at cars, nearly hitting child

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by Adrianna Hopkins

wwltv.com

Posted on April 14, 2011 at 6:43 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  A Louisville woman says her daughter narrowly escaped serious injury after a woman threw a rock at her car while she was driving.
 
"I was so upset. I was so upset,” said Cheryl Bell.
 
Cheryl Bell was blindsided by the incident that happened on Tuesday. Bell was driving down Central Avenue, minding her own business, when she says a woman threw a rock at her car.

"I hit 4th Steet. I was taking my daughter to the hospital for some testing, and I noticed a lady was standing on the side of the street throwing something. And she missed me the first time so I hit the gas, and the second time she hit the back window," said Bell.
 
A brick hit the back, passenger side window of her car.
 
Bell was stunned by the brick that sailed through her window and then terrified.  Bell’s 13-month-old daughter was sitting in her car seat in the middle of the back seat. The brick just barely missed her daughter's head.
 
Cheryl says when she got out of her car, she talked to another woman who told her she was just about to call the police because she saw the suspect throwing rocks at other cars just seconds earlier.
 
The suspect ran down the street and sat at a bus stop. Police arrested 35-year-old Cordia Coleman and charged her with wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. Bell says it was quick thinking and a stroke of luck that neither she and her daughter were seriously injured.
 
"If I hadn't have sped up, it would have went through the back window and hit my daughter," said Bell.

 

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