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Tempe teens seen throwing trash at vehicles, swerving through traffic

A Phoenix man says he was caught in the midst of the chaos that unfolded Sunday.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Weaving through traffic, trash being thrown at vehicles, and a number of other close-call crashes is what a Phoenix man says he noticed unfold proper in entrance of him.

Robert Rattner says he was on his means house from the fitness center when he heard one thing hit his truck.

“I hear a thump on the side of the truck and obviously you hear that you turn your head,” Rattner stated. 

He was driving west on Warner just above Interstate 10 when he noticed what brought about the thump.

“All of a sudden a car full of teenagers came swerving around me.” 

Speeding through the busy street Rattner says different drivers needed to get out of the way in which. 

“People had to hit their brakes and swerve,” Rattner stated.  

He then noticed two vehicles stuffed with what he stated seemed like youngsters hanging outdoors of their vehicles. Throwing trash at one another and random vehicles together with his personal. 

He took a photograph from his truck of the 2 vehicles whereas they had been stopped at the sunshine. Once it turned inexperienced, the careless state of affairs grew to become much more harmful. 

“When that light turns green and they took off they just swerved around everybody with everybody hanging out the window.” 

He claims he noticed one of many alleged teens have to really seize onto the automobile to not fall out.

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The image was posted on social media gaining tons of of reactions. Rattner says he did it to carry consideration to the state of affairs and obtain some potential justice. 

“I just wanted to throw the picture out there so maybe their parents could see it,” he stated not wanting it to occur once more. 

“You get these kids that are totally out of control,” Rattner stated. “They are just going to do it again and someone is going to get hurt.”

He additionally believes this might have become a street rage state of affairs with one other driver going after the 2 vehicles.

The previous few years haven’t been good with regards to street rage conditions in Arizona. In 2021 there have been 622 reported incidents. An enhance of about 25% from the earlier year based on a spokesperson with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. So far in 2022, the spokesperson says there have been greater than 100 incidents.

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