Skip to comments.TEMECULA, CA: Driver Claims Zombies Chasing Him After Big I-15 Crash (Punk Steals Big Rig, Crashes)
Posted on 04/10/2013 6:55:35 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
TEMECULA: Driver claims zombies chasing him after big I-15 crash
A Tennessee man, 19, is accused of taking a big-rig Saturday and causing a crash that injures 7 people
A big-rig crash that blocked Interstate 15 in Temecula for hours Saturday evening, April 6, was caused by a 19-year-old driver who claimed he was on the run from the walking dead, authorities said.
He said zombies were chasing him and he had to get out of here, said Officer Nathan Baer, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was no laughing matter. Not only did it cause a massive traffic jam, but seven people were injured, one of them seriously, CHP officials said.
Jerimiah Hartline, a Tennessee resident, stole a semi hauling a trailer full of strawberries from the California Highway Patrol weigh station on Interstate 15 in Rainbow about 6 p.m., Baer said. He sped north, driving erratically into Temecula, where he struck a Toyota Tacoma, causing it to hit a Toyota 4-Runner and a Mercedes, a CHP news release said. He continued north, striking two other cars. Hartline lost control of the truck, flipping it onto its side, blocking all four northbound lanes near Temecula Parkway.
Baer said Hartline jumped out of the cab and got into a van whose driver had stopped to help. Hartline demanded a ride, but the driver was having none of it, Baer said. He pulled Hartline out of his vehicle and bystanders detained him until officers arrived, Baer said.
Because the big-rig was hauling a full load of strawberries, it took hours to right the truck and clear the road, Baer said.
It was a complete mess, he said.
Hartline didnt admit to officers that he had been behind the wheel of the big-rig and initial reports from witnesses suggested another person might have been in the cab, Baer said.
He just said that he was being chased by zombies, Baer said.
Baer said it had not been confirmed whether Hartlines altered state was caused by drugs.
Officers eventually discovered that Hartline had been a passenger in the truck before he drove off from the weigh station, Baer said. The 37-year-old trucker from whom the semi was stolen didnt tell investigators until later, Baer said.
According to the trucker, Hartline had stowed away in the berth while he was in Tennessee, Baer said. He didnt show himself until they had traveled about 100 miles, the trucker told officers. He said he allowed Hartline who is an acquaintance to ride with him because he didnt want to leave him so far from Tennessee, Baer said.
Fast forward to Saturday: When the trucker stopped at the scales and got out of the cab for a moment, the next thing he knew, his truck was leaving without him, Baer said.
Hartline was taken to a hospital for evaluation and later booked into jail. Baer said officers are seeking charges of vehicle theft and hit-and-run against him.
That boy ain’t right.
The guy looks a lot like Booger from Revenge of the Nerds.
I’m surprised he’s from California,seems more of a Pasco County Florida kind of spawn.
Actually, he’s from Tennessee. But he’ll fit in quite well with all of the rest of the fruits and nuts out here.
.....seems more of a Pasco County Florida kind of spawn.
Is that in the Miami area or south in gater country?
I was way off.
Weirdo’s are everywhere these days.
This clown deserves a big can of whoop ass ...
Well, unless he WAS actually being chased by Zombies. If there were actual Zombies chasing him I’d cut him a break.
Take one inbreed moron,add drugs-this is what happens.
And the evil bastards want to disarm us.
Strawberry Fields, Forever.....
I bet he was going through withdrawal.
Are the police going to charge the zombies for aiding and abetting and complicity in a felony? If so, where are their mug shots?
“Well, unless he WAS actually being chased by Zombies. If there were actual Zombies chasing him Id cut him a break.”
It is California after all; Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer could have been chasing him and he could be forgiven for thinking they were zombies..
Being ‘chased’ by slow zombies must be like being chased by the Mummy: You could walk backwards, stop and tie your shoelace, buy a newspaper—and they’re still fifty feet behind you, heads cocked at an odd angle, dragging legs, groaning, etc.
I don’t think there were any zombies at all. Maybe they were just Democrats.
I bet that guy was tripping on some LSD and watched this commercial!
Can see a guy from Tennessee mistaking Kalifornian welfare leeches for zombies. That is not too much of a stretch.
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