Beware-egg throwing at windscreen

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  1. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

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    Beware, egg throwing at windscreen! A128, Essex !!!!

    Driving motor home last night about 10pm, on A128, approaching A127, I passed a turning on the left, with a Car parked up.
    It looked like a maroon 4 by 4, with people in the front and back.
    I thought it was strange as was pouring with rain, and their rear offside window was open with arms hanging out.
    Something was thrown at my windscreen, (i have an A class Hymer) but luckily, as it was raining, I could use the wipers to eventually clear it.
    I pulled into a lay by on A127 behind a lorry to report to police.
    They said when able, I should check vehicle and call them back.
    I drove into well lit petrol station, and told cashier what I was doing and why.
    On checking vehicle, I noticed egg shell, so that's what they threw.
    I don't know if I was targeted as a motor home, and I can only assume they had a reason, possibly so I would stop to clear it up?? And who knows what could have resulted?
    Even if there were 2 people in my van, there were 4 in the car,
    Possibly trying to earn for Christmas??
    Let's just say I was reduced to tears when I stopped, and hoped that they were not following me.
    This is a first hand experience, so please share as a warning to others, and be extra extra vigilant and safe
    :)
     
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    Rotten sods, as long as no harm done but could be dangerous.
    I hope the police were scrambled :xwink:
     
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    It could have been a ruse to stop you with a view to theft, you were wise to get to a safe place.
     
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    Bet it was the Yobbo's from Warley...... They aren't so posh as they make out. Glad your OK Sue. X
    :xThumb:
     
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    Yes it's been known, and to puncture tyres to get vehicles to pull over.
     
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    Nah - they all originated in Shoeburyness but have now emigrated to Warley
     
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    This was happening around by us about 5 yrs ago, a 4x4 was driving around throwing eggs randomly at other cars/motorbikes just for the fun of it, i know as one was lobbed at me when i was on my motorbike, the egg hit the tail piece of the bike and then went all over my leathers, I followed the 4x4 around the roundabout via the traffic and while stationary at the lights i smashed their mirror in with the armor off my glove (fist) They were yelling and papping the horn etc but it was hard to tell who was inside as the windows were darkly tinted, i just took off and thought no more of it, but when i was cleaning it off my bike the egg had actually marked the paintwork.... about 6 months later it was in the local newspaper that this group of men/lads/girls were caught by police and took to court for this egg throwing as many people had reported it to the police, they were fined and forced to pay for the repairs to the peoples cars who had come forward..Why ? cos they're fkin idiots !
     
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    This could be happening at a place near you, especially with Christmas coming up.
     
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    This egg throwing lark has been used to get drivers to pull over on the motorways of Europe, egg hits windscreen, driver puts on wipers, egg smears across so driver cannot see, culprit pull up and assisted by others tries to help/ rob you.
    Nice people, those that do this, thats why I carry a long socket wrench next to my seat. Have to check my nuts on a regular basis, officer, safety is important.
     
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    if it has a socket attached it a tool if no socket it's a weapon just like a hammer with out nails I carry a ball pine hammer in the door pocket and a few nails ops forgot abut it under my gloves
    bill
     
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    So using this theory I am OK carrying a Gun if I have Bullets.
    Make my day buddy.
     
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    Oh heck Sue, no wonder you were shook up, not nice at all, glad your ok. x




     
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    Apply for a shotgun certificate Sue, and keep a 12 gauge with you in the cab. The mere sight of such a weapon is enough to send your average scrote into a cardiac arrest. :xThumb::xThumb:
     
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    A couple of years ago I bought a new car in the August ... some f*****g jealous yob threw an egg at the windscreen from a passing car - word of advice if this happens to you ... do not hit the wipers as the egg rapidly congeals on the windscreen so you cannot see and hitting the washers makes it worse !
     
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    So glad to hear you are safe and it came to nothing Sue, without wishing to scaremonger I do fear they had malicious intentions other than just being ar$eholes
     
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    So glad you are okay Sue and that you got to a safe place.

    Had someone throw eggs and flour at our last house but three..... awful to try to clean up, especially as I have a problem with gluten. The culprits were caught and cautioned as we had CCTV.
     
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    As I don't live far from that area. I drove up that road on Tuesday in my car after visiting a friend in Stanford-no-Hope.

    I decided on the A128 then A127 (I was avoiding the A13 because of the road works, 50mph speed limit and Lakeside Christmas shoppers). Didn't see anything untoward, apart from a loon in a Transit who overtook me on a solid white line.

    Glad you're ok @Theonlysue. Gits eh? Well done on not stopping there. I've had a look at my dashcam footage and didn't see anything parked near that junction. Thanks for the heads-up though.

    James
     
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    I go past there & back quite regularly going from Tilbury over to my Dad's in Romford, my son passes that spot to & from work everyday too, so based on never having seen or heard of anything like that before, it'd be my guess that it was someone playing silly buggers...
     
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    There are some real c&@ts out there, I've had bricks thrown off motorway bridges at me in the past, fortunately it hit the road in front of me and bounced up into the grille of my truck, truck drivers have died in the past from this, I didn't stop, just phoned the police, I never heard anything else about it so I guess they never caught them, but a follow up call would have been nice.

    6 months in NI certainly trained me up for it, paint and petrol bombs were a daily inconvenience but no more than that in an armoured land rover
     
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    Sorry to hear that sue xxxx
     
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