Washington County teens charged after throwing coins from sunroof at vehicle behind them

Posted Sept. 08, 2013, at 7:23 p.m.

HOLDEN, Maine — Two teens from Cherryfield and one from Mariaville were charged Saturday with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after throwing coins out a sunroof and damaging the vehicle behind them in traffic, Holden police Officer Chris Greeley said Sunday.

A U-Haul employee who was driving to Bangor from Bar Harbor called police at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday to say a group of teens was bothering him.

“He was driving a 14-foot box truck with a trailer when a vehicle with three teenage males passed him, then according to him, swerved dangerously in front of him,” Greeley said. “Two of the three then threw nickels at his vehicle, from the open sunroof. This broke his windshield in two or three places.”

The U-Haul employee said he tried to confront the teens while in traffic in Brewer, but the driver “flipped him off” and then mouthed an obscenity, the Holden officer said.

“With the help of a Washington County deputy, the three males were located and ultimately charged,” Greeley said.

The juveniles were not identified because of their age. The two from Cherryfield are age 17 and 15, and the third is a 17-year-old from Mariaville, he said.