A quick-thinking commercial trucker was able to help authorities catch a 14-year-old boy accused of damaging the trucker’s semi on Wednesday afternoon with a thrown snowball.
According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the trucker called sheriff’s dispatch just before 1 p.m. to report that a juvenile who threw a snowball damaged the passenger side windshield of his 2009 Freightliner semitrailer.
The snowball-throwing occurred along Route 4 south at the exit to State Route 40 in Springfield Twp., the sheriff’s office said.
The driver, who was not injured, was able to give authorities a description of the juvenile because he recorded the incident using the video system in his semi.
The trucker was not identified by name and the sheriff’s office did not say where the semi was headed at the time of the incident.
Deputies viewed the video, were able to get a description of the boy and tracked him down, according to the sheriff’s office, which did not state what information from the video led deputies to the boy, who lives at a Springfield address.
The boy was taken to the county Juvenile Center, where he is being detained on one count of vehicular vandalism.