Birds blamed for dozens of broken windshields from dropped rocks

“Rock-dropping black birds — maybe ravens, maybe crows — are accused of smashing out glass in a half-dozen vehicles parked at Soldotna’s Central Peninsula Hospital last week.

Keith Randall, the hospital’s security manager, heard about the spate of broken windshields, rear windows and sunroofs and figured he was dealing with a vandalism problem.

Randall quickly realized he was. But it wasn’t humans doing the damage. The evidence pointed to black birds “observed over a period of time picking up rocks and dropping ’em into the parking lot,” he said last week. “Multiple people have said, ‘Oh yeah, I’ve seen them do that before.’””

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Vandals break windshields with rocks all the time. So it is easy to assume that if you see stones next to broken glass, vicious people are to blame. That’s not the case in this situation. One woman called her insurance company trying to explain what had happened and exclaimed that she was not making it up. Unfortunately for her, that company agreed to only cover half of the cost of damage.

At IAS Auto Glass, we are the preferred provided of many insurance companies. We will contact your company on your half and bill accordingly. If your auto glass needs replacement, call us at 952-797-4374 for free mobile service in the twin cities area.

Windshield smashed by police officer results in injuries for vehicle occupants

“An Orlando police office was arrested after officials said he used a board to smash the windshield of a vehicle while people were still inside.

Authorities said the occupants inside the vehicle were injured.

Officials said they were notified of the incident with Gabriel Pagan on July 17 and launched an internal investigation.

The investigation was then turned over to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for an outside review.

Orlando police said the FDLE turned its findings over to the State Attorney’s Office.

Police said Pagan was relieved of his duties with pay. He has worked with the Orlando Police Department since August 2016.”

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The first thing that comes to mind when you read of police officers smashing vehicle windows is that it must be for life-saving purposes. Unfortunately, although rare, that’s not always the case. Details are scarce in this situation but it definitely seems like this officer acted inapprorpiately. It remains to be seen what sort of reimbursement the police department will offer the victims.

If your vehicle’s windshield has been damaged due to road rage, vandalism, or other reasons call IAS Auto Glass for a speedy replacement. We can be reached at 952-797-4374 or you can visit our auto glass page for further details.