Moped rider launches microwave at driver’s car as it gets lodged in windscreen

A driver has been hurt after a lout oddly decided to launch a microwave through his windscreen.

And it happened while the car was driving at full speed late at night.

The shocking incident took place on Saturday night (October 16) and the man was driving a blue Ford Fiesta on Heapham Road in Gainsborough.

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The scary moment started when the car driver saw a moped with two people on it coming towards him with no lights on at 11pm.

The pillion passenger then launched the kitchen appliance as the scooter passed by, causing the windscreen to shatter and glass to spray inside the car.

A shocking photograph shows how the microwave became lodged into the glass after the driver was injured during the bizarre attack.

Police are now hunting the thug and believe they could be behind other incidents of criminal damage in the town.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We are investigating a report of an incident where a microwave was thrown at the windscreen of a moving car.

“The windscreen was damaged, and the occupant of the car was injured, thankfully not seriously.

“The driver of a blue Ford Fiesta saw a moped with two people on it travelling towards him without any lights on.

“As the moped passed the blue car, the rear passenger is reported to have thrown a microwave at the windscreen of the car.

“There have been a number of reports of criminal damage to cars in Gainsborough, both last weekend and again this weekend.

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“While we are keeping an open mind, we believe the incident on Heapham Road and the other reports of damage to vehicles maybe connected.

“We have taken reports of damage to vehicles on Corringham Road, Garfield Steet and Forster Street, where witnesses have seen a rider and passenger on a moped, and using items described as a goal post, and a weapon believed to be an axe to damage cars.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 or email the force at [email protected] – quoting reference incident 124 of October 16.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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