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

Published: Fri, August 8, 2014 @ 10:55 p.m.


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.


1pjst81(7 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

guess I will stay off 680 from now on as well!!!!! AWESOME!

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2NBees(53 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

After reading the first sentence repeatedly, I am still not sure if it needs commas, additional words, word replacements, or a complete rewrite to decipher who spoke in reference to whom. Did the cars tell the officer that the officers were "bored and stupid" as kentadjunct62 suggested, or did the cars tell the officer that the kids were "bored and stupid"? Logically, cars do not speak. But, how are we supposed to know when technology is advancing so rapidly?

One thing for sure, the grammar police could point out my errors, too. I'm just being "bored and stupid" tonight.

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3peacelover(838 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

That's true, JS, but man, imagine getting a blast of paint shot across your windshield while traveling 55mph, that could blind you and cause an accident. Those kids were stupid, stupid, stupid. No better than the ones who threw the rocks off the overpass on the PA Turnpike recently and hit that woman traveling in her car smack in the face. Now she's in critical condition fighting for her life.

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