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Driver hit in face with water from super soaker

Posted: 11:40 PM, Apr 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-19 01:40:12-04

A Denver woman is warning other motorists about a carload of teenagers who are targeting other drivers with a super soaker water gun.

“I got squirted in the face,” the woman said. “I got really scared, because I had no idea what it was. I didn’t know it was a super soaker at the time.”

The victim, who asked that only her first name (Andrea) be used, said she was driving west on Louisiana and turning left onto Broadway Thursday evening, when a blast of water hit her in the face.

“I wasn’t sure if it was soda or water,” she said. “I had no clue.”

Andrea told Denver7 that she slammed on her brakes, because she couldn’t see and didn’t want to hit anyone.

“The car behind me slammed into me,” she said.

Neither the super soaker attacker, nor the driver who hit her, stuck around.

“I was extremely angry,” she said. “It could have been much worse.  I could have accelerated instead of hitting my brakes.  I could have hit somebody.”

Andrea said all she wants is for the people who did it, to realize that someone could have gotten hurt.

The victim said she had just turned her head, after getting splashed, when her Jeep was rear-ended.

“My neck was sore for a while,” she said, “but I feel better know.”

Andrea said police told her that she wasn’t the only victim that night.

“It sounded like these people had been driving around for a couple of hours doing it,” she said.

Police scanner traffic indicated there were at least two calls reported in the area around Broadway and Louisiana that night.

Investigators got a good description of the super soaker’s car, a Green Ford Explorer, which they tracked to an address on South Sherman Street.

A department spokesman declined to say whether any arrests have been made or any tickets issued, but did say the incident is still under investigation.

Andrea said she’s hopeful that police can find the driver who hit her and then took off, otherwise she may have to pay for the damage to her car, herself.

“It’s upsetting,” she said, “because I don’t have a lot of money.”

Anyone with information about the resultant hit and run is asked to contact Denver Police.