3 teens arrested after cars hit by paintballs on I-680


Reports said three teens arrested Thursday afternoon after several cars traveling on Interstate 680 south were hit with paintballs told officers they were “bored and stupid.”

The three 16-year-olds were taken to the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center on charges of discharging a firearm within city limits and vandalism.

Officers were called to the area around the Midlothian Boulevard exit on the interstate about 4 p.m. after dispatchers received calls from at least four people saying their vehicles were hit with orange paintballs.

An officer said he pulled over to the side of the freeway and heard paintballs whizzing by his cruiser from a wooded area. He also noticed the concrete median was covered in orange paint splatters, reports said.

The officer made his way through the wooded area and saw three males aiming paintball guns at the freeway, reports said. The officer told them to put their guns down and they did.

Read more on the incident in Saturday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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