Archive for Monday, July 30, 2012

Mystery man claims close encounter with train

July 30, 2012


An unknown man led authorities from Jefferson and Shawnee Counties on a strange search early Monday morning.

Shortly after midnight Shawnee County dispatch received a call from a man who said he was stuck to a Union Pacific train.

The man claimed to have been sitting by the railroad track near U.S Highway 24 and Calhoun Bluff Road in Shawnee County, when a train came by and became entangled with his backpack. The man said that he could not get loose from the backpack and said he could not jump off the train because of the high speed. He was still able to make a call from his cellphone requesting help.

Shawnee County dispatchers took the call and contacted Union Pacific Railroad to get them to stop the train.

The man then called 911 and informed Jefferson County dispatchers that he had managed to get off the train but had no idea where he was. He also said he was uninjured and his mother was going to pick him up. He was believed to be somewhere in Jefferson County at the time.


classclown 5 years, 9 months ago

Sometimes you read a story such as this in the newspaper, and you just have to LOL. This is one of those times.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

Mystery man? Mr. Furious? The Shoveler?

50YearResident 5 years, 9 months ago

A false call to 911 is considered a crime. This kid is in trouble.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

Alfred is a lousy, rotten spammer posting lousy, rotten spam.

SuperDuper2 5 years, 9 months ago

Funny story. If I were wanting to train hop I wouldn't think to call 911 so that they could make a special stop. I wouldn't think of that because I'm not stupid enough to use my cell phone to call 911 if I were already doing something illegal. Ha. He won't be a mystery for long.

jackpot 5 years, 9 months ago

Maybe no longer fun to call Wallyworld?

riverdrifter 5 years, 9 months ago

Maybe the guy just needed to catch a train and it caught him instead. I wonder if the hoghead saw this guy sitting by the tracks. Anyway, yes, weird.

Matthew Del Vecchio 5 years, 9 months ago

This might be my favorite ljworld story of all time.

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