An Ohio teen runaway hitched a ride on the outside of a semi yesterday.

Indiana State Police were called to the weigh station near Seymour at about 9 a.m. yesterday morning after a motor carrier inspector noticed the 17-year-old boy huddled on the catwalk between the cab and trailer of the truck. Although the teen tried to hide from police he was caught and taken to the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown.

State Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that the boy was reported as a runaway from Shelby, Ohio. State police believe he climbed aboard the truck overnight in Kentucky. The truck driver was unaware of his unwanted passenger, police say.