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Update: 3 Teen Egg Tossers Arrested by Tampa Police

An egg was thrown from a white SUV at a group of joggers Sunday night, and a Robinson High School cross-country runner was seriously injured when it hit him in the eye.

Update, 7:28 p.m.:

Three Tampa 16-year-olds have been arrested and charged in connection with an egg-tossing incident that seriously injured a Robinson High School student's eye, Tampa Police reported Monday.

A follow-up investigation led officers to the Wal-Mart on Gandy Boulevard, where a tipster said a group of juveniles had purchased five dozen eggs Sunday night, according to a Tampa Police news release.

While there, the officers spotted a white, 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe that matched the description of a vehicle from Sunday's incident. Three 16-year-old boys inside the vehicle were taken into custody and later arrested and taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center, according to Tampa Police.

A fourth occupant of the vehicle was released without charges after police determined he was not involved.

Tampa Police said it had already received numerous complaints via the City of Tampa's website about a white SUV throwing eggs at pedestrians in the area, including Davis Islands, and had begun an investigation.

 

Earlier:

Tampa Police are looking for someone who threw an egg at a group of joggers Sunday night along Bayshore Boulevard and seriously injured a student's eye.

Noah Grant, 17, suffered a fractured bone and two cuts on his eye, according to the Tampa Bay Times, after he was struck by an egg that was hurled from a passing white SUV.

Grant, his twin brother and four friends from Robinson's cross-country team were jogging south on Bayshore near Carolina Avenue around 10 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred. The teens told the Times the vehicle even made a second pass and threw another egg that missed them.

"That surpassed a prank," Noah's mother, Jana Grant, told the Times. "That was deliberate, criminal intent."

The teens said they had no idea who was responsible. Noah Grant, who is on pain medication and antibiotics and is having vision problems when he opens his eye, called it "sadistic," the Times reports.

The suspect will face aggravated battery charges if caught, Tampa Police Lt. Mary O'Connor said Monday. Officials also told the Times they are investigating other incidents and don't know if they're related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130.

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