Sheriffs deputies have nabbed a local teenager for vandalizing an Obama supporter’s vehicle in Wimberley, an episode that made the media rounds as evidence of an increasingly contentious election.
At about 9 p.m. Sunday, the boy allegedly threw a large rock through the back windshield of a car belonging to an Austin woman visiting friends on Longhorn Trail outside Wimberley. Then he crammed Obama yard sides through the smashed window and spraypainted the Democratic candidate’s name across the side.
Now being held in the Hays County Juvenile Detention Center, he was arrested on Thursday along with a 12-year-old boy who helped him tag the side of a building at Wildlife Images, 5231 Farm-to-Market Road 2325, on Oct. 18. A second 12-year-old was arrested on Friday.
Det. Lenny Martinez identified the suspects after canvassing the area. The 15-year-old faces two felony counts of criminal mischief and engaging in organized criminal activity; the two 12-year-olds are changed with criminal mischief and engaging in organized criminal mischief, said Lt. Leroy Opiela, the sheriffs office spokesperson.Email | Print