- May 30, 2016

Anonymous Donors Bring I-35 Rock Throwing Reward To $25,000

In one of the most stupefying cases of justice going unserved, there is finally a glimmer of hope when it comes to catching the I-35 rock thrower. After a ridiculous 84 incidents, there is now a hefty reward set for the person responsible for causing countless amounts of damage to people and property.

The reward, which now stands at $25,000, originally started as a $10,000 pledge from the Austin Police Department and the Greater Austin Crime Commission in January, reported KXAN. With no response to the reward since then, Governor Greg Abbott’s office pledged another $6,000 to the fund last week. That seemed to help get the ball rolling, as Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted that over the past two days two anonymous donors have stepped in with a pledge of $4,000 and $5,000, bringing the total up to $25,000, according to KVUE.

“Somebody out there knows something and before somebody dies, they need to come forward they have a moral obligation to do so and I hope they’re come forward,” Chief Acevedo said.

KVUE has created a map of all of the locations of the incidents, minus the one from this weekend.

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In order to collect the cash reward, tipsters need to submit information through Capital Area Crime Stoppers by calling their hotline (1.800.893.8477), texting “tip103 + your message” to 274637, or submitting to the Crime Stoppers website.