BIZARRE: Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Causes Interstate Traffic Tie-Up After Allegedly Crashing SUV Loaded With ‘Live Chickens, Marijuana, Firearms, And Improvised Explosive Devices’
A Pennsylvania man reportedly already facing charges he failed to yield to an emergency vehicle in that state allegedly crashed his SUV on I-79 in West Virginia on Friday, tying up traffic for hours, causing truck drivers to be late with their loads and handing police yet another bizarre case involving a purported “sovereign citizen.”
Seth Grim, 21, of Emmaus, Pa., was arrested after his SUV crashed, the Allentown Morning Call reported.
The crash occurred after a dog tried to jump out of the vehicle, the paper reported, quoting police.
When police arrived to investigate, they found “weapons, drugs and animals,” CBS13 (WOWTV.com) reported.
The animals reportedly were chickens — about 30 of them.
The station reported that Grim was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and that a bomb squad destroyed explosive materials. Police confiscated weapons and ammunition.
“It was a bizarre scene on the interstate: chickens, explosives, ammunition, an AK-47, a jar full of weed,” the station reported.
“Sovereign citizens” sometimes purport to represent “freedom.” The interstate incident in West Virginia appears to be a circumstance in which an individual apparently exercising his freedom to travel with livestock in his Ford Explorer, a military-style weapon, ammo and IEDs caused travel freedom to come to a four-hour halt for other motorists, including truck drivers who had cargo to deliver in keeping with the best traditions of American freedom and free markets.
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