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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      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
      • 2 Years Ago
      they need to treat these three idiots as adults. They need to go to jail for this. I'm sure there parents are proud.
      flhtc10
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope these asses do jail time a long time!!! What the hell is wrong with people today????????
      • 2 Years Ago
      Maybe we need to go back to the "eye for an eye" law. Sure would stop dummies with eggs.
        • 2 Years Ago
        And when was this law written? Eye for Eye? Why does adults create more problems than necessary? This would not be a good way to solve anything! Some things that happen are truly accidents, would you also want a person who made a mistake eye? or would you understand that everyone is human and this is the reason we have laws? These types of attitudes are what will send our country to hell, BS that make no sense!
      carl4369@aOL.COM
      • 2 Years Ago
      send them front lines in irac
        mattgarodan
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carl4369@aOL.COM
        I doubt the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission will like that.
      hcwhy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sad. Pathetic. Depressing. Scary.
      Dude
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope all of these punks' parents have spent years amassing a lot of wealth instead of raising their children so this guy can take all of it away from them.
      rickcraft55
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope he fully recovers. The teens could have ended his life all for their "harmless" game. These games are constantly going bad doesn't anyone tell the kids?
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree with the person who said SUE ALL of the kid's parents! Some of them MUST have SOMETHINg that can be attached or-something *) GO FOR IT! What a tragedy :(
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