Last Tuesday, a little after 5pm, as I am riding home, some punk teenagers threw a huge mud ball at me, which caused me swerve and left bruises on my arm. They were obviously aiming for my head, as it hit in my upper tricep area. As they drove off, I took note of the license plate number as they shot me the bird and yelled some obscenities at me. I called 911. while 911 might be a little overboard, I was steamed and didn't have access to the "normal" police phone number. I was also on a very tight schedule, stuck around for a few minutes and absolutely had to leave (had a job interview on Friday, don't own a suit and had to buy one and get it tailored in essentially 2 days).
I was a little peeved about the whole situation, but I had a good interview and enjoyable time in the rocky mountain region this last weekend, forgetting about the entire thing.
so, I am on my way home today, tuesday, on the same road, around the same time, something hits me in the back of the head and startles me. it's the same car, with the same punk kids. turns out they just threw an egg at me, which is less dangerous than the heavy mud ball thing they threw the last time.
I've taken pictures of everything, bruises (today, a week later), eggs, stain on my shirt from mudball, etc. And I've filed a police report. What else to do? I'm sure the police will do absolutely nothing, but if this is a habit it can get old real quick, not to mention them throwing different (and heavier objects). Things I've thought about:
*buying a goPro or something of the sorts to mount under my seat and tape my ride home. expensive, but i've wanted one for a while.
*buy a mirror (undoubtedly will do this)
*go home early next tuesday, sit in car and wait for them to drive by and follow them home. (time consuming, and will most likely happen if something hits me again from the same vehicle). not sure what the end game is here besides talking to their parents, who may or may not care.