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 ( reported.

The animals reportedly were chickens — about 30 of them.

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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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