Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Pranksters" run plastic wrap across I-90 in Idaho

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 4:55 PM

April first came a bit early this year.

Shoshone County deputies are looking for the "pranksters" responsible for stretching plastic wrap across a stretch of Interstate-90 in Wallace, Idaho, about an hour and 20 minutes east of Spokane. 

Deputies and Idaho State Police were called to the Shiplett overpass on I-90 a little after midnight March 22. Vehicles had been running into bands of plastic wrap anchored to the bases of the overpass, says Sargent David Kale of the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office. At least one windshield shattered after smacking into the noxious plastic.

The hooligans were at it again the following night, when they were spotted by members of the Idaho Transportation Department. They fled in a car before law enforcement could arrive, and the only description ITD could give was "dark clothes" and "flashlights."

"This is serious enough that if a motorcycle goes through, there's the potential of a fatality," Sargent Kale says. "We're working on some leads now."  
And we'll update this post when we know more. 

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Mitch covers cops, crime and courts for the Inlander. He moved to Spokane in 2015 from his hometown of St. Louis, and is a graduate of the University of Missouri. He likes bikes, beer and baseball. And coffee. He dislikes lemon candy, close-mindedness and liars. And temperatures below 40 degrees.