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It took dozens of state and federal authorities, a handful of local farmers, six combine harvesters, and 18 grain-hauling semi-trucks to root out escaped sex-offender

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Joseph M. Megna, Escaped Prisoner Found in Corn Field: I Fled Because I'm a Vegetarian!

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It took dozens of state and federal authorities, a handful of local farmers, six combine harvesters, and 18 grain-hauling semi-trucks to root out escaped sex-offender Joseph M. Megna from the corn field he fled into.

Upon emerging, shackled, shirtless, and filthy, he had a simple, earth-conscious excuse for seeking freedom in the corn.

The Tri-City Herald:

Megna said he fled the van because he was a vegetarian and wasn't getting enough to eat during the cross-country trip.

"I was starving," a shirtless and dirt-covered Megna said before being driven off to jail.

Megna, a registered sex offender, had been on his way from Florida to Pasco, Wash., to face new charges of child molestation when he managed to escape a van and flee into the North Dakota maize maze.

Between the cops and the farmers who showed up with their combines and semis, it didn't take long to mow down half the field and find him.

Corn alone will not suffice as a full vegetarian diet.

As it turns out, however, the Washington State Department of Corrections offers first-rate vegetarian meals to inmates as required.

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