OAKVILLE, MO (KPLR) – An Oakville man suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car while trying to stop teens from teepeeing his home.
It’s a long standing tradition at Oakville High School for the juniors to teepee the seniors' homes the night before the annual Powder Puff game which is the kick-off to homecoming week.
It is not a tradition the school district condones and the deputy superintendent said that over the year’s teepeeing has turned more into vandalism.
According to police around 11:45 P.M. Sunday night they got a call for an assault.
When they arrived they found a 48-year-old man lying in the street with serious injuries.
The victims said he walked outside when he heard smashing noises coming from out front.
He said teens were smashing speaker on their driveway and littering their lawn with trash.
The victim’s son said his dad was standing in front of one of the cars in the street yelling at them to pick up the mess.
He said the car nudged his dad, his dad raised something that was in his hand, and then the car hit the gas.
He said his dad disappeared under the car and was dragged about 50 feet up the road.
The victim’s son said their dad was in the ICU but he is going to survive.
In a note the family is asking for privacy and prayers for all families involved while they let the police do an investigation.
Police said a juvenile was taken into custody and family courts will determine what charges if any are necessary.