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Clark sheriff releases video of snowball toss at semi


The Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released a video clip that shows part of an incident last week that ended with a 14-year-old boy accused of damaging a semitrailer after hurling a snowball at it.

The driver of a 2009 Freightliner traveling on Ohio 4 south, at the exit to State Route 40 in Springfield Twp., called police on Wednesday, March 27, shortly after his windshield was damaged by a snowball thrown by one of a group of juveniles standing alongside the road, according to the sheriff’s office.

The trucker recorded the incident using the semi’s in-cab camera system.

Clark deputies reviewed the footage and that led to the arrest of a Springfield boy who was taken to the Clark County Juvenile Center one count of vehicular vandalism.

According to Sheriff Gene Kelly, the video shows “kids standing along the road and [you can] hear the hit from the ice ball.”

The sheriff’s office has not said what information from the video led them to the boy, who lives at a Springfield address.

The video also shows what appears to be an arching, vertical crack along the right side of the windshield of the truck cab. The driver was not injured.



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