Three teenagers were arrested on Monday, accused of hitting a high school runner in the face with an egg, breaking a bone around his eye.
Police said the suspects were driving on Bayshore Boulevard on Sunday night, throwing eggs at joggers. One was 17-year-old Robinson High School cross country runner Noah Grant, who was jogging with some teammates when he was hit.
By Sunday, Grant's eye was swollen shut and the runner and his family were worried about permanent vision damage.
"Yeah, it's quite awful," Grant said. "I can't see anything at all."
Police said the arrests came after they got a tip that a group of juveniles had purchased five dozen eggs from a Walmart on Gandy Boulevard on Saturday night.
Charged with felony battery were Daniel Cole Borgeson, 17, 536 Bayside St.; Patrick Daniel Wasp, 16, 4201 Bayshore Blvd., Apt. 124; and Tyler Metzger, 16, 4026 S. West Shore Blvd.
They were taken to juvenile detention, police said.
Detectives got a tip about the bulk egg buy at the Walmart and checked it out. While on Gandy Boulevard, they spotted a white sport utility vehicle that matched the description of that used by the egg tossers.
They pulled the vehicle over and arrested the teens.