Please Keep all windows rolled up when stopped
at traffic lights, as only cars with windows down are being targeted. Groups
of teenagers have been caught, in alarming numbers, playing a new and
dangerous game called Spunkball. !
Spunkball consists of a group of teens in a car
pulling up to a stop light, and looking around for a car stopped near by
with an open window. When one is spotted, the teens shout, "Spunkball",
and throw a gasoline soaked rag that has been wrapped in aluminum foil
through the open window. On the outside of the foil! attached a small fire
cracker, with the fuse lit.
When the fire cracker explodes, it shreds the
foil, and the rag is ignited, causing a large flame that may catch the
interior of the car on fire.
Spunkball playing has already claimed two lives,
caused uncountable injuries due to burns, and caused thousands of dollars in
damage to automobiles.
The best defense, say authorities, is to keep
all windows rolled up when stopped at traffic lights, as only cars with
windows down are being targeted. If you are at a red-light and hear a shout
"Spunkball", and notice! something come flying in your window, the
best thing to do is to have all passengers immediately exit the vehicle. DO
NOT try to retrieve the object, as it will ignite once the fire cracker
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO EVERYONE YOU CARE ABOUT.