Police say they accidentally ran over a fleeing suspect with a bulldozer during pot bust

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Date: July 16th, 2018

Category: Nutty News

potPennsylvania State Police say a fleeing suspect was accidentally run over by a bulldozer as officers responded to a scene on state game lands that contained 10 marijuana plants.

Police say Gregory Longenecker,  51, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was found dead under a bulldozer that an officer and a game commission employee were using to search for him in “thick underbrush” on Monday.

Local police arrived at the scene on state game lands in Berks County, Pennsylvania around 10 a.m. after a game commission employee saw a car “parked well off the road in a field,” State Police said in a release.

Soon after police arrived, two men came out of the underbrush and fled on foot. One was taken into custody and the other, Longenecker, escaped, police say.

State police then arrived and used a helicopter and the bulldozer in their search for Longenecker. The helicopter briefly spotted Longenecker, lost him and communicated his last known position to the bulldozer.

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