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Criminal Mischief: Franklin Police Seeking Assistance in Finding Teenage Suspects (UPDATE)

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SOMERSET, NJ - The 35-year-old woman who had her car hit with a rock while driving on Willow Avenue with her 4-year-old daughter on Saturday morning said both her and her daughter are okay, but "extremely traumatized" from the incident. 

"She is scared to be alone and scared of loud noises since the incident," the woman wishing to be identified as PK to protect her privacy said to TAPinto Franklin during a phone interview. 

According to PK, her car was struck on Willow Avenue near 9th Street.

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"I didn't see anyone because it was dark and I was looking through my rearview mirror to make sure the car behind me was okay and saw the chairs in the road," PK said. As soon as I got around the chairs, the glass shattered all over the side of my face and onto my eyelids and I couldn't see through the shattered window."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-2300.

Original article:

A 35-year-old local woman and her 4-year-old daughter had a rock thrown at their vehicle while driving on Willow Avenue, Sunday, May 27 at approximately 12 am, according to the Franklin Township Police Department. 

The unidentified resident said, "she was driving on Willow Avenue when she observed a lawn chair in the middle of the roadway."

According to police, as the 35-year-old victim slowed her vehicle down to go around the chair, her passenger window shattered. The woman and her child were not injured, according to police. 

A rock was discovered on the floor of the passenger side of the vehicle, according to police. 

"Multiple officers were on the scene and in the area searching for the actors," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a news release. "It’s believed that rock was thrown by teenagers from the area." 

FTPD's Juvenile Bureau has taken over the investigation, according to police.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Franklin Township Police Department at 732-873-2300.

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