BAKER CITY, Oregon;-- Oregon State Police say it's an example of looking beyond the ticket.
When a trooper pulled over 19-year-old Shawn Matthew Grady for changing lanes without signaling and not wearing a seat belt Saturday on Interstate 84 near Baker City, it appeared to be a typical traffic violation, but then police say they noticed the teenage girl next to him acting strangely.
Officers report the girl gave a false name before saying her true identity. Troopers discovered she was a 14-year-old runaway from Longview. She told police her friend was with them and hiding beneath the truck's back seat.
Police say they often find things in compartments, but they aren't usually people. The girls were turned over to Oregon Department of Human Services workers, who have returned them back to relatives. Grady was booked into the Baker County Jail for investigation of first-degree custodial interference.