Newark Police are investigating a pair of bizarre assaults.
Two women, in separate incidents Sunday night, say someone shot a blow dart at them as they walked down the street.
Newlyweds Charles and Andrea Hathaway say they were on their nightly walk in their neighborhood when Andrea was struck.
"A car drove past and it sounded like a rock flew out from under the tire and something stung on my leg, so I looked down to see what it was and it was a dart," says Andrea Hathaway.
It had pierced her pants, and her skin; sticking into her upper thigh.
A photo from The Newark Advocate shows the dart recovered by police.
"It was about 3, 4 inches long," says Hathaway. "It's a weapon. It's very dangerous."
Less than an hour later, two miles away, a second woman reported having a dart shot at her.
She told police she was walking in the area of 30th and Main Street when she felt something hit her umbrella.
She said she looked, and found a three-inch long blow dart.
"They're trying to hit people, obviously. And for them to be trying to hit people, that's just insane," says Hathaway.
She and her husband want to be able to feel safe again walking their neighborhood, and that means finding the person responsible.
"I just hope they catch 'em," she says. "And hope they don't do it to somebody else and hurt them severely."
Both women report seeing dark colored cars drive past at the time of these incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call Newark Police at 740-670-7200.