Trio Picked Wrong Target to Shoot at; Suspects Accused of Firing BB Gun, Blowing out Rear Window of Truck Owned by Clay Deputy

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Byline: Dana Treen, The Times-Union

Mike Punsky's Chevrolet Suburban was a sitting target, but it was the wrong one for a trio now charged with blowing out the Clay County deputy's rear windows with a BB gun Saturday night.

Punsky, 38, and his brother, Robert Punsky, 36, both veterans of the Sheriff's Office, were in the truck at a stop sign when the rear window was shattered. Within seconds, the Punskys caught a 14-year-old running from the scene. They called other officers, who soon traced the others, ages 18 and 19, to their homes.

Now, the juvenile and the other two are charged with shooting into a vehicle. Police said the three had been targeting passing cars with a compressed air-powered BB gun but hadn't hit anyone until they moved near the stop sign in the Foxridge subdivision where the Punskys pulled up.

Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, Mike Punsky and his brother were returning from motorcycle races at Daytona Beach and pulling from a stop sign on Camp Johnson Road at Bottomridge Drive when the rear window blew out. …