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3 Arrested After Terrorizing Truck Drivers With Paintballs

by Jana Ritter - Published: 2/24/2016

If truck drivers don’t already have enough to worry about driving heavy tractor trailers loaded down with all types of freight and trying to make deliveries on time, three people in Indiana decided it would be fun to make their job a whole lot worse by firing paintballs at them, randomly on the highway at night.

                                                           3 arrested for shooting semis with paintballs

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At least three truck drivers fell victim to the dangerous game when they were driving down Interstate 65 North in Clark County, Indiana at night and suddenly saw a gun barrel pointed at them. Fortunately, when the shots were fired the truck drivers discovered that it just ended up being a paintball gun, but it was enough to scare the heck out of them. On the evening of February 19, the Clark County Sheriff's office received a number of calls from truck drivers and motorists with similar reports of suspects in a blue or black Honda driving up the interstate and shooting paint balls at tractor-trailers. In the three reported cases where the semis were actually hit, the suspects had fired at the driver's side window. The Clark County Sheriff’s office was able to track down the vehicle and arrested the three occupants. "What you had is paintballs that were slamming on the drivers side window of these trucks," Clark County Prosecutor Jeremy Mull said. "This is at night time, it's dark and they are hearing these projectiles hitting the windows of their trucks not knowing what it is. In fact, one of those semi truck drivers said he almost had a wreck." 

                                                             Leslie Merritt Jr. back in court

The case is a reminder of the recent ongoing saga of the Phoenix freeway shootings that started late last summer and went on until the arrest of Leslie Merritt Jr. on September 19th. The 21-year-old has been accused in 4 of 11 freeway shootings that terrorized Arizona residents and is facing life in prison if convicted on all charges. The most recent development in the case occurred last Friday, when Merritt Jr. lost a bid to get the case sent back to a grand jury. However, the judge did rule in his favor by granting his attorneys bid for more information regarding a series of similar shootings last year. The judge ordered the state to turn over certain reports of other freeway shooting investigations and other key pieces of evidence within 30 days. "It is our intent to show that the DPS has ignored other criminal freeway shootings by not investigating them at all, or simply dismissing them as irrelevant. Why? Because now that Mr. Merritt is in custody it would be inconvenient to their case to see that someone else is responsible," said the defense. The case is set to go to trial this summer.


Jeffery Croston
Jeffery Croston
He'll this happened to me in Clarksburg wv while I was hauling water.
Trucking Unlimited
Trucking Unlimited
wow! sorry to hear....was this recent?
Kate Campbell
Kate Campbell
They are lucky one of the drivers didn't pull a gun.
Rickie M Casteel
Rickie M Casteel
I was thinking the something
Shannon Holbrooks
Shannon Holbrooks
That's exactly what I would've done.
Richard Mitchell
Richard Mitchell
These assholes should have been charged with felony endangerment
Charlie Johnson
Charlie Johnson
Would of loved to catch these fuckers myself.
Leon Sphar
Leon Sphar
You woulda shot me with that shit goin down the road I woulda shot your dumb ass !! 80,000 # is nothing to f**king play with !!
B.J. and the Bear
B.J. and the Bear
They're lucky they weren't shot and killed by truckers.
Software Scripts
Software Scripts
Agreed
Joel Sadilek
Joel Sadilek
They appear to be every bit the dipshits that they are.
Pat Lloyd
Pat Lloyd
Especially the goofy lookin shithead in the middle. Look at that punchable face
Joel Sadilek
Joel Sadilek
That's a face that is surely a result of several punches already - but i'd be glad to contribute a few more.
Dale Kissell
Dale Kissell
Good thing they stopped this before one of those little asshats got hurt
Software Scripts
Software Scripts
Nice
Jim Majewski
Jim Majewski
Ya they're lucky they weren't shot !
Kepukai Toane
Kepukai Toane
Hang them
William Seifert
William Seifert
Little fucktards....
Allan Bonney
Allan Bonney
People think that we have a mindless job they're so wrong, we're regulated to death and scrutinized by our federal government. We have to worry about the motoring public killing us with their 4 wheelers we have to constantly battle a clock, not to mention hazardous weather conditions. Not to mention being hijacked or robbed murdered in truck stop or other places we have to layover at, and now we got dip shit with paint guns but we're not allowed by federal law to legally carry a weapon with us. Well people welcome to me and my trucking brothers world!
Richard Mitchell
Richard Mitchell
A gauren-Goddamn-tee you, if someone points ANYTHING at me, at night, that slightly resembles a barrel, I'm gonna use my truck as a weapon, and they ARE gonna lose! Period! 80% my survival, .5 % theirs. I promise you!#!
Kenny Harman
Kenny Harman
There damn lucky they didnt get shot back or even worsre became a mangeled mess of the front end of a truck and ended up veggies jail for life send them to and islsnd to fend for thereselfs i spend enough taking care of idiots
Erick Painter
Erick Painter
I would probably have to explain that I reacted poorly when my truck turned a hard left into them. Let insurance figure that one out.
Tom Lord
Tom Lord
If you point what appears to be a gun at me screw my plastic side skirts I WILL MOW YOU. I have no problem at all putting someone in the weeds if they are threatening me.
Jimmy Guiste
Jimmy Guiste
*before they got hurt! Let anybody I know get ahold of them, and they'd a wished they stayed home playing video games! 😡
Cody Joe
Cody Joe
I was shot at kylertown, PA a few years back. State police said.... They're at it again. It was an ongoing problem
Kirk O'Briant
Kirk O'Briant
All fun and games until somebody gets a Peterbilt jammed in their ass'
Donna Herron
Donna Herron
Or the punks get hurt? By a trucker
April Angel Murdoch
April Angel Murdoch
Stupid little bags of douche, you shoot at me, I shoot back... And I haven't missed in years.
David Robare
David Robare
Give them the piñata treatment. hand em by the ankles and beat with stick.
JD Stobaugh
JD Stobaugh
I would have beat the lil fuckers to death
David Schumacher
David Schumacher
I would have pulled my gun made them hand over their paintball guns and shoot them with it.
Samuel Lee
Samuel Lee
Indiana is inhabited by the biggest bunch of babies from the state house to the outhouse.
William Augie Weikum
William Augie Weikum
They should be tried with a terrorist act in court
Cory Voyten
Cory Voyten
My guns are on the truck wouldn't seem that clever, and that's if I didn't knock them off the road
Aubrey Hooper
Aubrey Hooper
They got lucky. A driver did not run them over or shot them.
Buster Brown
Buster Brown
I woulda shot the fucks & not with paint !!!!!
Software Scripts
Software Scripts
Yeah
Nico Cooler
Nico Cooler
Put. Them. On.wall Shot. Them. Paint. Gun. Ass. See. How. They. Like. It. Then. Boot. Camp.
Steve Jackson
Steve Jackson
That blonde tho.
Daniel Jackson
Daniel Jackson
I don't know, he don't look all that great to me
James R Maxwell
James R Maxwell
Lmao^^^^^
Ron Sherwood
Ron Sherwood

Donnie Childers
Donnie Childers
Or beat them to death
Shane Becker
Shane Becker
Assholes
John Bryant
John Bryant
I hope they hang em..
Darren Nordquist
Darren Nordquist
Bastards
Gary Mazella
Gary Mazella
This is nuts
Troy Freyermuth
Troy Freyermuth
Fuck up asshats
Donna L Wood
Donna L Wood
GOOD!!!
Jaclyn Pitteroff
Jaclyn Pitteroff
They look classy. NOT!
Nico Cooler
Nico Cooler
Assholes
Michael Higgins
Michael Higgins
Hang the fuck sticks
Terry Tjapkes Jr
Terry Tjapkes Jr
Nuts
Brian Wiese
Brian Wiese
We burn in a gave 6 feet under
Software Scripts
Software Scripts
Who else? <3
Ronnie Bruchez
Ronnie Bruchez
Gary Mazella