Police in Sacramento are trying to figure out why someone would throw a tripod through the windshield of a moving car.

The California Highway Patrol says someone stole the tripod from the California Department of Transportation Thursday morning. 

Minutes later police say a man deliberately threw the tripod from an overpass

causing it to crash into the windshield of a van passing by. The people inside the van were taken to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown.

A 32-year-old man matching the suspect's description was taken into custody on suspicion of resisting a peace officer and for an active warrant. Police are now trying to determine if he actually is the person responsible.

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