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Water jugs, vise among bizarre projectiles Bloomington vandal accused of hurling at drivers

Gerret Parks, a Bloomington man is behind bars facing charges for allegedly throwing objects at passing motorists. In one case, police say he threw a vise that broke through a windshield and smashed the driver's face. Police have counted 14 incidents and linked Parks to five of them, the Star Tribune reports.
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Gerret Parks, a Bloomington man is behind bars facing charges for allegedly throwing objects at passing motorists. In one case, police say he threw a vise that broke through a windshield and smashed the driver's face. Police have counted 14 incidents and linked Parks to five of them, the Star Tribune reports.

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