(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
JUPITER — Four teenagers were arrested Thursday night after deputies said they threw large rocks at passing motorists, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.
Kyle Claypool, 16, Christopher Sancilio, 17, Wyatt Cessna, 16, all of Jupiter, and Thomas Parrish, 16, of Tequesta, were each charged with at least one 2nd-degree felony count of throwing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle
On Thursday night, all four were booked into the Martin County Jail and released to their parents, said sheriff's spokeswoman Christine Christofek. It's unknown why the teens weren't taken to the Fort Pierce Juvenile Detention Center.
Helicopter aerial footage recorded four people on video throwing rocks at passing vehicles in the Red Root Way and Southeast Island Way area of Jupiter.
In the video, the people hide near a fence line as they wait for vehicles to pass, the Sheriff's Office states in a news release. When the vehicles get closer, the foursome throw the rocks.
When deputies arrived at the scene, the suspects fled and tried to hide, but were captured within minutes, the release states.
"This is a very dangerous practice," Christofek said. "You can startle someone and they can crash. There's nothing funny about this."
So far, four people have reported their vehicles were hit by rocks, the Sheriff's Office states, but no injuries were reported.
Christofek said there were rocks all over the road at the scene and that the Sheriff's Office is looking for more possible victims.
Anyone who thinks they were a victim of this rock-throwing incident should call the Sheriff's Office at 772-220-7170.
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