Deputy Hurt, Flying Padlock Strikes Windshield of Police Vehicle on 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar
DIAMOND BAR, CA (May 2, 2022) — A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy was injured after a flying padlock hit the windshield of his police car on the 57 Freeway near Pathfinder Road on Wednesday.
According to reports, the incident happened around 7:05 p.m. on the northbound freeway. For unknown reasons, a padlock flew into the windshield of a patrol vehicle, occupied by Metrolink deputies.
In the investigation, detectives learned that the padlock flew from the opposite side of the freeway from another car. During the incident, one of the officers suffered injuries to his face and the second officer reported no injuries.
At this time, officers need any witnesses’ support in describing precisely what had happened here. Those with information should contact the California Highway Patrol.
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