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Man charged with aggravated assault after throwing rocks at cars

AUSTIN, TX – A man was charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly threw rocks at two cars on the Interstate 35 service road on Tuesday morning, according to an affidavit reported by KXAN.

Daniel Dixon, 36, threw softball-sized stones at a Nissan Versa and a Mini Cooper before 7:45 a.m. and caused significant damage to the vehicles. Both cars were damaged near the intersection of the I-35 service road and East Cesar Chavez.

The driver of the Versa claims a man threw a rock that hit the windshield and shattered the glass, causing damage to the vehicle and the driver’s face and clothing. The vehicle was not safe to drive afterward, according to the report.

According to KXAN, the Mini Cooper’s driver said she “feared for her life” when a man allegedly threw a rock at her vehicle. Her Mini Cooper was hit in the side-view mirror and driver’s side column by the rock.

The description given by both drivers matched that of the man the police apprehended, Dixon.

He calmly denied any involvement with rock-throwing incidents, according to KXAN’s reporting of the affidavit.

Police, however, identified Dixon from camera footage in the vicinity.

The suspect is being housed in the Travis County Jail at this time.

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