Man who recorded aftermath of teen crash now wanted for intimidation


Paul D. Pelton (Photo courtesy: Lorain police)

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LORAIN, Ohio– The man who recorded the aftermath of a crash that took the life of a 17-year-old boy in July is now wanted for intimidation.

Paul Pelton was arrested on a vehicle trespass charge after Lorain police said he didn’t try to help the teenage passenger or the driver. Instead, he recorded video on his cell phone and is accused of opening the car door as he continued to record.

It happened after the teens crashed into a home on Kansas Avenue in Lorain. Police said the 17-year-old driver was incapacitated and the passenger, Cameron Friend, was left unconscious.  He was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

*Watch a previous report in the video above*

According to Lorain police records, Pelton is now accused of recently going to the home of the teenage boy who survived and trying to make a deal with him, so that the boy would say that Pelton had permission to enter the car. The boy was home alone at the time; his mother later called police.  There is a warrant out for Pelton. He’s accused of intimidation.

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