LAKEWOOD, Wash. - Two Washington residents have been charged with assault for allegedly throwing rocks off an I-5 overpass during a game that involved stripping.
Twenty-three-year-old Josh Sizemore and 18-year-old Amanda Madison were charged with 14 counts of assault, one for each of the cars the rocks hit. They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He is held on $40,000 bail, and she's held on $50,000. Neither has prior convictions.
Investigators say the pair was caught in the act by a Washington State Patrol plane.
Fourteen drivers claimed their cars were hit with rocks dropped from a railroad trestle over I-5 early in the morning of Memorial Day.
Sizemore admits he dropped rocks onto I-5, but claims he never intentionally threw a rock at any cars.
In an interview with KING 5, Sizemore said they were playing a game called "sex me." He described the game this way: If you see a car with a headlight out, and if you yell "sex me!" first, the other person has to take a piece of clothing off.
She was down to her underwear when they got busted.
He said the game had nothing to do with the rocks. Hitting cars with the rocks was just something they were doing because they "were bored."
"I know I am sorry, but I don't know how I could express to anyone the amount I feel," he said. "I'm sorry because I didn't think."
Sizemore claims the two had been drinking and didn't think about the potential for danger until after about half an hour. The 23-year-old, who has a daughter, says there's no excuse for his behavior and he's prepared to be punished for it by spending years locked up.
Sizemore says he never intentionally tried to hit a car.
"I was trying to pass time," he said. "I don't know why I did it."
A Fort Lewis soldier who was riding in the passenger seat of a taxi suffered minor injuries when a rock crashed through the windshield.
Driver Gwendolyn Harris said it sounded like a gunshot, but it was a rock "about the size of a baseball."
"This is so dangerous," said Trooper Scott Sborov. "Any one of these rocks could have punctured a windshield, hit the driver in the face and killed them. It's happened many times."