A North Vancouver teen is still recovering from a bizarre incident earlier this week.
In a release, North Vancouver Police said the situation began on Monday evening as the 13-year-old was walking home alone along Highland Blvd. around 9:30 pm.
The teen was heading north near Canyon Heights Elementary School, when a southbound black Honda CRV, “with loud rap music coming from it,” drove by him.
Suddenly, an object was thrown from the vehicle, hitting the teen in the eye.
After the “initial shock and pain,” the teen realized he had been hit in the eye with an egg.
Moments later, police said, another vehicle stopped and an older man offered help to the teen, but the boy managed to walk home on his own and was then taken to hospital by his family.
The injuries received from the egg breaking into the eye are very serious, said North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong.
There is a strong possibility that the victim may have permanent eye damage as the result of someone’s reckless criminal actions.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect vehicle along with the person(s) involved in this incident.
Anyone who may have any information are asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.