Brick tossed into moving car in Riverside, passenger injured

CRIME STOPPERS PHOTO | The damaged Toyota Camry.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a person who threw a brick into a moving car in Riverside, shattering the car’s windshield and injuring a passenger.

Southampton Town police said a Toyota Camry was heading north on County Road 63 about 3:45 p.m last Sunday, June 3, when a passenger in vehicle heading in the opposite direction leaned out an open window in the front seat and hurled a brick or piece of concrete into the Camry.

The item struck the passenger’s side of the Camry’s windshield, causing the glass to shatter. A female passenger siting in the front seat of the Camry had to be transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment.

Police did not release information as to the extent of the woman’s injuries.

The incident was reminiscent of the infamous turkey-toss incident of 2005, in which a 19-year-old tossed a 20-pound frozen turkey from a car into an oncoming vehicle in Lake Ronkonkoma, seriously injuring the car’s driver.

The victim in that incident, then 44-year-old Victoria Ruvolo was hospitalized for several weeks and later forgave her attackers, sparing the teen who tossed the turkey, Ryan Cushing, a potential 25-year prison sentence.

Police are asking that anyone who has any information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 220-TIPS.

A $5,000 cash reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest.

All calls will be kept confidential.