Thursday, October 6, 2011

You can't make this stuff up..

Via Chas at Southern Rockies Nature BlogA level three sexual predator escaped from a transport van into a North Dakota cornfield.  Even though they were harvesting beans and such at the time, the local farmers switched gears and started taking the corn instead.  They caught him.  After looking at the litany of convictions, it's too bad he didn't accidentally fall under a harvester--twice.  The North Dakota police are going to try to recoup their expenses from the transportation company that clearly didn't follow procedure.

12 comments:

North said...

You can hide in a corn field all day. A couple dozen people can try to canvas the field and easily miss you. But you will s**t yourself when a dozen behemoths are mowing away rows and rows of your hiding places at a couple of miles per hour.

Don't mess with flyover/drivethrough country.

Borepatch said...

Brings new meaning to the term "bail out" ...

Heh.

WV: "Colon". I'd guess that North was 100% right...

Midwest Chick said...

North--it would almost be enough to make you believe in the Watcher Behind the Rows a la Children of the Corn.

Borepatch-- :-)

Larry said...

The little Iowa town where I grew up has a prison, one day two city-boy inmates escaped into the nearby cornfield.
Three days later, exhausted and starving, they found their way out of the cornfield...right beside the prison where they had just broken out.

Midwest Chick said...

Great story!!

TJIC said...

Heh. Awesome!

TOTWTYTR said...

Too bad that they didn't reconfigure the combines for silage. That would have taught them a lesson.

45er said...

Yeah, I'd like to see some red corn and I don't mean Indian corn.

maddmedic said...

If you ain't wandered in a corn field...
Don't...
Great place to find deer when pressure if high on them though....

Brigid said...

I spent 3 days in 100 degree weather combing through 40 acres of corn for ONE fairly large piece of evidence.

I got one of those tall wick's with a red flags like old people put on their three wheeled bikes and stuck it to my ass so my team could find me.

Midwest Chick said...

TJIC--that's what I thought when I read the story!

45er--Agreed

maddmedic--Been there, done that. 12 years of detassling, both walking and riding. Even got crop dusted once.

Brigid--there is no place more wretched than a cornfield in summer.

Midwest Chick said...

TOTWTYTR--no more than he deserves.