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Buncombe County man says someone dropped brick from overpass onto his wife's vehicle

David Gibson said his wife was driving westbound on Interstate 40 about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday and, when she passed the North Luther Road overpass, someone dropped a brick and hit her car. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

A Buncombe County man said someone attacked his wife while she was driving on the interstate.

David Gibson said his wife was driving westbound on Interstate 40 about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday and, when she passed the North Luther Road overpass, someone dropped a brick and hit her car.

"It could have been a very deadly situation," Gibson said.

He said she heard a loud boom and noticed her windshield was cracked.

"She thought someone shot through the car or something," Gibson said.

He said his wife pulled onto the side of the road and called him immediately.

"It did spook her a little bit,” Gibson said. “But she did keep her nerve, she kept cool, she didn't panic or anything."

He said when his wife made it home, they found pieces of brick on the car.

GIbson works in construction and said that's how he knows it wasn't just a piece of debris that broke off the bridge.

Gibson then reached out to the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies investigated the incident but did not find any suspects, which makes the situation even more frustrating for Gibson.

"My first role as a husband is to protect my wife,” Gibson said. “I take that very seriously."

He said for now, he and his wife will avoid driving under the overpass, but he hopes the people responsible will reconsider doing it again.

"They need to think about what they do because they can injure, hurt or kill somebody," Gibson said. "If someone had a kid or an older person, that could have really been bad."

According to the incident report, there was nearly $500 worth of damage to Gibson’s car.

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