Buckhead driver recovers from rock attack

by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:

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ATLANTA - A driver recovering from a rock attack told Channel 2 Action News he's not angry at the person responsible for the incident.

George Teter showed Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri the bruise and gash on the side of his head from where a man threw a rock into his open car window as he drove on Lindbergh Drive in Buckhead.

"It was tremendous force," Teter said. "I can't tell you, the impact was unreal."

He showed Viteri the small sharp rock which broke on impact. He said he saw a man, police later identified as Robbie Johnson, standing on the side of the road make a throwing motion with his arm. He wasn't initially sure what hit him.

"It was right after his arm went like this and then bingo boy I was hit," Teter said.

He drove a few blocks further and pulled onto Garson Drive near the Lindbergh MARTA stop where he approached two officers and called 911. Investigators saw Johnson walking a short time later and took him into custody after he first acknowledged then denied throwing the rock.

Teter said despite his injury he's not angry at Johnson.

"He’s just somebody who’s very frustrated probably with life and just taking venting his anger," he said.

He said the experience has made him more aware of his surroundings and feeling fortunate the rock didn't cause worse injury.

Police booked Johnson in the Fulton County Jail. He's charged with simple battery.



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