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Four vehicles hit by projectiles near Prunedale, Hollister on Thanksgiving

UPDATE 11/29/2019 5:35 p.m. Alan Jenkins is left without a window after his car was hit with an unknown object long Highway 156 at Cathedral Oak, Thursday night. “The officer was said someone was driving the opposite direction and either threw something or, something happened. We don't know. They’re still trying to figure it out,” said Jenkins.

Jenkins suffered minor cuts to his arms. “It was more disorienting than anything. I guess it's lucky that nothing bad happened,” said Jenkins.

Jenkins wasn’t the only driver targeted in the Prunedale area, Thursday night. California Highway Patrol Officers responded to another vehicle struck by projectiles on Highway 101 near Crazy Horse Canyon. “They were ten minutes apart. Both incidents were in a close proximity. Both incidents are being looked at,” said Officer Tommy Riggin. 

Riggin said the same activity is now happening along Highway 152. Thursday night, one driver was hit while traveling eastbound near Dinosaur Point. Another driver was struck traveling eastbound near El Toro. Both incidents happened just an hour apart from one another.

“We're not able to tell if they're linked or not, however, similar incidents are being reported. We're looking into it and following any leads or witnesses that we can locate,” said Riggin.

So far, no arrests have been made in connection to the attacks. “As the information is coming in, as it's being reported and compiled, we're looking for what we can to see what's going on,” said Riggin.

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in the investigation. A $4,000 reward is being offered to anyone who has information that leads to an arrest.

PREVIOUS STORY: A man driving on Highway 156 at Cathedral Oak tells KION that his vehicle was hit by a projectile Thursday night.

The driver said the glass in one of the windows was shattered while he was heading toward San Miguel Canyon Road. The glass cut the driver's arm.

He said a car passed by in the opposite direction when the incident happened.

"It was kind of like a balloon popping… but it sounded a lot louder because I was sitting so close to it," said the driver, Alan Jenkins.

KION is trying to confirm with the CHP whether this is related to the more than 40 projectile incidents that have happened since February.

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