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Potentially deadly prank being pulled in Shoshone County; Deputies searching for suspects

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Suspects are stretching plastic wrap across the freeway in Shoshone County, causing damage to cars. Suspects are stretching plastic wrap across the freeway in Shoshone County, causing damage to cars.
SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho - Deputies from Shoshone County and the Idaho State Police are hoping to find the people responsible for a potentially deadly prank. 

The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office says they have received reports of people stretching plastic wrap across the freeway at the Hill Top Overpass and the Shiplett Overpass in the Kingston area in the past 24 hours. Deputies say the suspects are stretching the plastic across the freeway and vehicles are striking it, with at least one vehicle sustaining extensive damage. 

"It's only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt or killed as a result of this alleged prank. I am especially worried about a motorcycle driver wrecking from a result of this," Sheriff Mitch Alexander said on his office's Facebook page. 

Alexander said crews from the Idaho Transportation Department caught the suspects in the act Sunday night, but they took off on foot and got into a car before deputies arrived. They were wearing dark clothing and packing flashlights. 

Sheriff Alexander said extra patrols will be out in the area. 

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