Man is arrested after throwing objects at vehicles on the freeway, in Porto Alegre, says PRF | Rio Grande do Sul

Man is arrested after throwing objects at vehicles on the freeway, in Porto Alegre, says PRF | Rio Grande do Sul
Man is arrested after throwing objects at vehicles on the freeway, in Porto Alegre, says PRF | Rio Grande do Sul
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1 of 2 Man from Ecuador was arrested with screws, stones and iron bars — Photo: PRF/Disclosure
Man from Ecuador was arrested with screws, stones and iron bars — Photo: PRF/Disclosure

A 36-year-old man, born in Ecuador, was arrested red-handed on Friday night (2) throwing objects at vehicles on BR-290the freeway, in the region of the bridges between Porto Alegre and Eldorado do Sul, in the Metropolitan Region.

The driver who was the victim of the attack told civil police officers that he was driving along the stretch with his wife and noticed a man standing on the side of the road. As the car approached, The man threw a large screw at the windshield, causing the glass to break..

Despite the scare, the driver and passenger were not injured. They continued to the family’s house and, shortly after, the driver returned to the scene with a soldier. They found the suspect and immobilized him until a Federal Highway Police (PRF) vehicle arrived. Other screws were found with the suspect, as well as stones and an iron bar..

According to the PRF, the detained man has a police record for reception. According to the agents, he was disoriented and did not explain the reason for the throw.

The man was arrested in the act and taken to the Civil Police Palace, where he signed a detailed statement and was released. His identity was not disclosed.

In 2021, a woman died in a similar case

2 of 2 Car hit by cobblestone in Porto Alegre; passenger died — Photo: Personal archive
Car hit by cobblestone in Porto Alegre; passenger died — Photo: Personal archive

The victim was identified as Munike Fernandes Krischke, 45 years old. She was accompanied by her husband, Alex Von Zeidler Ramos, who was driving the vehicle, heading towards Litoral/Capital.

The article is in Portuguese

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