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Concrete block lands in mans lap during morning commute

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - Who is throwing concrete blocks at cars on Alafaya Trail?  The Orange County Sheriffs Office is trying to figure that out after a man was injured early Thursday morning when a big chunk of a concrete block smashed through his window, grazed his cheek and hit him in the chest while he was driving through the area.   

"I have several scratches around  the eye, one kind of close to the cornea.  I got cuts on my arm right here," said Scott Wiles. 

His cheek bone is all scraped up to.  Wiles was driving to work around 5:30 in the morning when suddenly he couldn't see. 

"I had just passed the RaceTrac station and Bubbalous and getting through the intersection.  All I saw was something hit, then I blanked out, because of all the shards of glass. It looked like baby powder hit me in the face," said Wiles. "The main thing was I could see where I was going after that so I just  I didn't slam on the breaks I just tried to ease over best I could."

Once wiles stopped his truck, he felt around for his phone and called 911.  While the paramedics cleaned him up, a deputy looked around.  Right next to the road near a large set of water pipes, the deputy found cement blocks, broken pavers, and a stack of sticks piled up next to some bushes. 

According to the police report, the deputy noticed debris similar to what hit Wiles' car.

"It was terrible! Out of no where, and there's no rhyme or reason for it.  It really scared me," said Wiles.

Once paramedics got most of the glass out of Wiles' eye, he and the deputy assessed the damage to his car.  That's when he realized how lucky he was. 

"It happened right up in here and came through and then went by my head hit me," said Wiles. 

That concrete block grazed his cheek and hit him in the chest. 

"It felt like something took a nice little punch to my chest," said Wiles.

Wiles is still a little shaken up over the incident, but his doctor feel the cuts on his eyes should heel.

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