SEYMOUR, Ind. (WISH) — A boy reported as a runaway from north-central Ohio was found Tuesday by Indiana State Police riding on a semitractor-trailer on Interstate 65.
Motor Carrier Inspector Michael Buckley was operating the scale house at the commercial motor vehicle weigh station north of Seymour along I-65 northbound when he noticed the 17-year-old boy on the catwalk between the semi cab and the trailer.
The boy initially tried to hide from state police troopers called to assist. The troopers eventually took the boy into custody and determined he was reported as a runaway from Shelby, Ohio, about 60 miles north of Columbus, Ohio. Troopers said they believe the boy climbed about the truck, without the driver’s knowledge, somewhere in Kentucky before dawn.
The boy will not face any charges, police said. He was being held Tuesday in the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown, Indiana, until he could be returned to Ohio.