FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - It's not the Appalachians and it's not Boulder City.
But a boulder ended up on Illinois Road in front Meijer for a brief time early Tuesday morning. Around 12:30 a.m. Fort Wayne police were called about the rock in the eastbound travel lanes.
An attempt at landscaping had failed.
Police discovered what appeared to be drag marks for about a hundred yards behind the rock back towards Getz Road. They did not know if the boulder had been dragged, pushed or dropped (perhaps a version of the NFL punt, pass and kick program).
A worker from the Fort Wayne Street Department arrived to help get the rock to safety and out of the way of drivers. The rock was spared a drop to the bottom of the St. Mary's River. Instead, it was pushed with the liftgate of the street worker's truck off to the side of the road.
Perhaps a comforting home to watch daily commuters up and down Illinois Road or greet customers at the Meijer store.
This rock, in its several hundred pounds of crystals and minerals, now waits to be claimed. The only signs of its previous life is dirt on the lower half - maybe a clue to a former life in a rock garden, or someone's landscaping decor.
The rock did not comment to police or NewsChannel 15 when asked questions - maybe the sedimentary lifestyle had something to do with that.
Fortunately, no cars appeared to have hit the rock before it was removed.
The rock did not cause delays and was removed about twenty minutes after police were first notified.
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