US man charged after dumping dirt on his girlfriend with front-end loader

A young Florida man has been charged with felony criminal mischief after he dumped dirt on his girlfriend with a front-end loader.

Local authorities say Hunter Mills, 20, invited his girlfriend "to talk" at a Crestview dirt pit in Florida's Okaloosa County. 

The woman arrived in a borrowed 2010 Cadillac, and is said to have remained in the car while Mills questioned her. 

When the woman refused to answer one of his questions, Mills used a front-end heavy loader to dump a significant amount of dirt on the roof of the driver's side of the vehicle.

The dirt site in Crestview, Florida.
The dirt site in Crestview, Florida. Photo credit: Google Maps.


"The window was open, causing dirt to fill up the air vents, centre console and power windows," Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office wrote on their Facebook page.

Mills was arrested by the sheriff's office on Thursday (local time) for criminal mischief over US$1000 (NZ$1555) and charged with felony criminal mischief.

Officers say Mills had access to the heavy equipment as he worked at the dirt supplying site.

The woman escaped the car uninjured.