A high-school cross-country runner was jogging along a Florida road Sunday night when an egg thrown from a passing vehicle left him clinging to life.

The egg hit Noah Grant, 17, in his right eye.

He immediately fell to the ground along the shoulder of Bayshore Boulevard, and tells The Miami Herald that it felt like his "face caved in." Thrown from a car traveling approximately 50 miles per hour, the raw egg pierced his eye and left him with a fractured eye socket, a mild concussion and fragments of egg shell that pierced his pupil.

"Going that fast, it's a rock, it really is," he said. "It's a heavy dense object with fragments, like a grenade really."

Worse yet, the vehicle from which the egg was thrown made a U-turn and doubled back for a second strike. Three juveniles were arrested by police, who received a tip that they had bought five dozen eggs at a nearby Walmart, according to the Bradenton Herald.

Grant, had hopes of entering the Marine Corps upon graduation from high school, but the extent of his injuries leaves that future in doubt.



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      Do you really want to serve in the military and fight for a country so scum like this can continue to have freedom to do whatever they want. I swear, If I had the money, I would move to a different country. Our forefathers are turning in their graves right now I bet. Sad, sad, sad, and oh yeah......SAD.
        bobebgtime
        • 2 Years Ago
        not all americans are scum, the majority are good people like yourself
          • 2 Years Ago
          @bobebgtime
          I know man....It's just so ashame. And most of it is the younger generation nowadays, because the cost of living goes up and the wages stay the same...forcing both parents to work and leaving the kids up to no good and unsupervised. I told my wife...I don't care if we have to live check to check. I'll work and she'll be home for our children. Yeah life could be a little better, but at least I'll have more dignity and respect. Plus, I'm a vet myself. Thanks for reading.
        GAIL
        • 2 Years Ago
        nicely put
      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      On Halloween of 1962, I was struck in the right eye with a water balloon thrown by some kids in the back of a moving pickup. I ended up with a detached retina and severe bleeding. I came within minutes of losing my life. After two weeks in the hospital and two weeks of recouping at home, I returned to school. I was left with a trauma initiated cataract on the affected eye. My life was forever changed. NOTHING should be thrown at an individual except insults and certainly not from a vehicle.
      ticknert2
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sad. Florida is a mess.
      fredrdr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Florida again! The rest of the country should subsidize us as we have a higher percentage of low lifes, making your lives better.
      Hello Mark
      • 2 Years Ago
      Punks !! Ought to have their a..ses kicked and their parents sued !
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a firm believer in "eye for an eye" in cases like this... make an air cannon and ANNIHILATE those kids' genitals with high velocity produce!
        GAIL
        • 2 Years Ago
        LOL- I so needed a good laugh today-Thanks
      DJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      My sympathies to him. Hoping he makes a full recovery and can continue on with his dreams.
      bukasa
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would not hesitade to give them 10 yrs of prison and 10 lashes in public, let parents pay. If parents do not know their children then they should not have any..
      • 2 Years Ago
      What A-Holes...Total Jerks, they are probably inbreds...only people that do sh-t like this has jelly for brains. Hope they pay royally. Make them work for the rest of their life having to pay this poor kid for the rest of his life...having to walk up to his door and hand him their paycheck...every check for the rest of their life!
      maletred
      • 2 Years Ago
      3 ignorant, uneducated, trashy teens.... their parents must be really proud.
      DPU3JWALLACE
      • 2 Years Ago
      How About a Charge of 'Conspiracy To Commit Assault With a Deadly Weapon' -- For STARTERS!
      ccs1974
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope those damn punks would get beat within an inch of their lives!
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