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It turns out that some types of snowball fights can get you in a lot of trouble.

Saanich Police have filed a report after a driver’s windshield was cracked due to youths throwing snowballs at cars on the highway. 

A pick-up truck was driving on the Trans-Canada Highway today, January 16th at 12:00 p.m., when it was struck by a snowball that cracked its windshield. 

Eye-witnesses reported that three or four kids were throwing snowballs from the top of the pedestrian overpass at Mckenzie Avenue.

The culprits had left by the time police officers arrived on the scene. Saanich PD have not received any other reports of damage caused by the snowball throwers.

See also: Here’s what you need to know before traversing Victoria in the snow

Still, police warn that damage done by a simple snowball can be severe.

“Throwing snowballs in this manner can cause more than just damage to vehicles but can precipitate collisions and also impair the vision of drivers,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades in a statement to Victoria Buzz. 

“We strongly condemn this type of behaviour. Snowball throwing can be a fun activity if enjoyed with willing participants and in a safe manner.”

Cst. Anastasiades also said that the culprits could face criminal charges of Mischief. 

If anyone has information on the persons responsible, please contact Saanich PD directly at 250-475-4321 and refer to file 20-1176.

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