Thursday, May 28, 2009
LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Rocks that smashed into more than a dozen cars and injured one person in Lakewood overnight were dropped from a railroad trestle onto Interstate 5 as part of a stripping game, reported KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.An infrared camera on a state patrol plane spotted the rock throwers, 18-year-old Amanda Madison and 23-year-old Joshua Sizemore. Even though it was dark, the camera captured the heat of their bodies.Troopers said they found a dozen rocks in Sizemore's jacket pocket. He denied tossing them at first, said they were for "weight lifting," then finally admitting throwing them in a game called "sex me."Police said the woman and man were in their underwear when they were arrested.The rocks -- dropped from a trestle north of Bridgeport and south of Highway 512 -- damaged 14 vehicles, including a State Patrol car and a cab, causing $10,000 in losses."I never expected it to happen here, but I was scared. I've never been so scared in my life," said Gwendolyn Harris. Harris' taxi was hit and her passenger was hurt by a rock that went through the windshield and hit his arm.Investigators learned that Madison and Sizemore were playing a bizarre game in which clothes were removed each time a headlight was broken."I'm not quite sure whether the game was if they spotted a headlight off in a car that a piece of clothing had to come off, or if you actually hit a car with an object that a piece of clothing had to come off, but seems as though there was a game of strip poker going on," said deputy prosecutor Phil Sorensen.Police said it was lucky that the rocks didn't kill anyone, given the height of the railroad bridge and the speed of the cars below on I-5.Troopers said possible charges include second-degree assault and malicious mischief, both felonies.According to court documents, Madison acknowledged having a "few sips of alcohol." She's now being held in jail on $50,000 bail. Sizemore's bail was set at $40,000.