Four Marines were targeted by egg-tossing vandals while the Marines were collecting for the Toys For Tots charity on a street corner in San Angelo, Texas. Apparently, the egg-throwing pillars of the community stole the eggs from Walmart and were tossing them at randomly selected victims in the early morning traffic. Of course, the Marines avoided being struck by the missiles, according to the Marine Corps Times;
The incident occurred shortly before 6 a.m., according to San Angelo police. The department received several calls about the occupants of a pickup truck throwing eggs at pedestrians and other vehicles in town.
The pedestrians were the Marines, volunteers for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, who had set up shop at the intersections of Arden Way, Avenue N and Sherwood Way to collect new Christmas toys to be given to less fortunate children in the community.
The truck almost hit one of the Marines as it sped by — and almost collided head-on with another vehicle — before hitting a traffic island a short while later, according to Lt. Mike Hernandez, a police spokesperson.
The driver, Hunter Holbert, 18, was arrested and charged with reckless driving and criminal mischief. Two other 18-year-olds, Brandon Garcia and Taylor White, and an unidentified juvenile male, all passengers in Holbert’s vehicle, were also cited for criminal mischief.
The Marines don’t think they were targeted because of who they are, but that doesn’t change the circumstances. The driver ought to get charged with attempted homicide for nearly running over the one Marine. That would be Texas justice.