From the "Fact is Stranger than Fiction" File:
Posted September 28 2005, 9:43 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE -- A man reported missing from a Florida hospital was found in North Carolina dressed like a doctor and driving a stolen ambulance with a dead deer wedged in the back, authorities said.
Leon Holliman Jr., 37, was reported missing from a River Region Human Services facility in Jacksonville last month. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol found him driving the ambulance with the deer on Sunday.
"I don't know how the man got it up in there,'' said Sgt. Robert Pearson. "It was a six point buck.''
It wasn't known where Holliman got the deer, which had been dead for some time, Pearson said.
Authorities tracked the stolen ambulance through three rural North Carolina counties and one county in southern Virginia before its tires were punctured and it wound up in a ditch, Pearson said.
Holliman was admitted to a North Carolina hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Police said they would decide whether to charge Holliman after that evaluation is complete.
one of the better thread titles this month...
The deer had been dead for some time....
You know, this one doesn't even need a supporting story. Just the thread title is enough!
Maybe he had plans for it...
BETHEL PARK, Pa. -- A man who told police he had sex with a dead deer
and drank some of its blood has been charged with voluntary deviate
Police investigating an ``obnoxious odor'' coming from Michael Husar's
Bethel Park apartment earlier this week found a deer carcass inside.
The deer may have been dead for up to five days.
Husar, 32, told state game wardens he isn't a hunter and that he found
the deer, according to Matt Hough, a game commission spokesman. He
then told them that he had sex with the animal's carcass, Hough said.
Husar repeated that story to police and added he drank some of the
deer's blood, Police Chief Joseph Kletch said.
Well now, there's something you don't see everyday.