Man shaken up by hole in windshield

Posted at 1:16 PM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 16:16:13-04

An East Valley man is one of the eight victims left wondering who or what hit their windshield Thursday.

Ronnie Cammisa was on the Loop 202 San Tan Freeway between Higley and Val Vista roads when he leaned over to grab his phone.

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At that moment a loud smack on the windshield pulled him upright to see a small crack and hole right in line with his steering wheel.

“It didn’t sound like a rock,” he said. “It was like a smack or a thud.”

He didn't connect it to the shooting spree at the time because he thought that was contained to the I-10 and West Valley.

“You got one thing on mind, getting to work. That's what I was doing this morning. You don't expect somebody to be on the side of the road shooting whatever at you,” said Cammisa.

It wasn't until a friend looked at the hole and made him call DPS.

Troopers told him it was likely a bb or pellet though they have not connected it to the I-10 confirmed shootings.

Cammisa does remember seeing patrol vehicles stopped in the opposite lanes of traffic when his windshield was hit, now he regrets not stopping and reporting it immediately and hopes other drivers learn from his mistake.

"I was the closest one to whoever it was, I should’ve stopped. I should've stopped and let them know, I wasn't thinking." said Cammisa.