By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Three drivers traveling on area roads in Huron and Sumpter Township reported to police on Dec. 14 that they were targeted by two other drivers who seemed to be working together as they maneuvered their cars in an aggressive way towards them.
The first incident occurred just after 11 p.m. in the area of Clark and Judd Road near the Huron and Sumpter Township boarder.
According to police, a caller reported that his 22-year-old daughter was being followed by a small black Ford sedan and a new model burgundy Ford truck that were boxing her in and blocking other vehicles in the area.
The woman said that the vehicles were following her with hazards on, passing her, boxing her in and slowed down, and using turn signals to signal turns but then drive in a different direction.
She said that one of the cars pulled along her passenger side and threw a water bottle at the window. She then quickly accelerated and was able to flee from the vehicles, and they stopped following her in the area of Judd just East of Clark.
Just minutes later at 11:12 p.m., while Sumpter Township police were responding to the first call, a second call was received in the area of Willow and Haggerty in Sumpter Township describing a similar incident.
The second caller said that she was driving southbound on Waltz from South Huron Road when she observed what she thought was a disabled vehicle and another vehicle
assisting it — both had their hazards on.
The vehicles, one of them described as a blue Pontiac G6, then followed her, one passed her and boxed her in, and both then passed and blocked the roadway.
According to the caller, the suspect threw an unknown object at her front passenger window.
She was able to find an area on Willow Road where she quickly fled from the suspects and called police.
On Dec. 17, a third caller contacted Huron police after hearing about the similar incidents on social medial.
The man told police that on Dec. 14 he was driving on Willow Road between I-275 and downtown Village of Willow when he observed a vehicle with its flashers on approaching him head-on in oncoming traffic.
He said that after turning northbound on Waltz Road, one of the vehicles pulled along side of him as they traveled northbound and drove next to him for about 30 seconds.
That vehicle then got in front of him and he noticed only one driver whom he could not describe.
The second vehicle stayed behind him and both vehicles eventually fled the scene near Waltz and South Huron.
The man stated that he did not call the police at the time of the incident.
The cars involved in this incident were desrbiced by the caller as being a gray Ford Focus ST and a red Pontiac Grand Prix or G6.
Police say that no other incidents have been reported and that the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Huron Township Police Department and/or the Sumpter Township Police Department.
“We unfortunately do not know the ultimate intentions of these drivers. It appears that they targeted both a male and two females. We ask people to be aware of their surroundings and call us immediately if they notice anything unusual on the roadways,” said Huron Township Public Safety Director Everette Robbins.