Kill Dozer 2

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  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    A bulldozer is seen July 9, 2018, on Pennsylvania State Game Lands No. 280 in Berks County, after a state Game Commission bulldozer operator stumbled upon a marijuana grow operation there, according to state police. Authorities arrested one man, and a second man was found dead under a bulldozer after eluding police.



    Man found dead under bulldozer at public lands pot bust

    One Berks County man is dead and another faces felony drug charges after a Pennsylvania Game Commission bulldozer operator apparently stumbled upon a marijuana plot.

    Gregory A. Longenecker, 51, of Reading, was found dead under the rear of the bulldozer after the operator called police about a suspicious vehicle at State Game Lands No. 280 in Penn Township, Berks County, according to Pennsylvania State Police.

    The second man, 54-year-old David Brook Light, of Sinking Spring, was taken into custody by local police at the incident that unfolded beginning about 10 a.m. Monday.

    Light and Longenecker were best friends, said Light's wife, Beverly Light. She said her husband was there to pick up Longenecker in her car but that David Light is innocent of allegations he was the one growing marijuana.

    "He's an innocent man," Beverly Light said.

    Court records, however, say David Light admitted to police he was there to prune the marijuana plants, WFMZ-TV 69 reports.

    Light himself did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.

    The Game Commission worker was using the bulldozer to improve access to fields at the game lands near Snyder School and South Garfield roads, said Travis Lau, spokesman for the agency. The work was unrelated to any investigation into the marijuana plot.

    "There are some existing lanes there that are being widened," Lau said. "It's part of regular access improvements that we perform on game lands all over the state to make things better for hunters and trappers that use them."

    The worker saw the car well off the road in a field on the game lands and called police. Officers from nearby Bernville Borough were the first to respond, according to state police. Investigators would later find a plot with 10 marijuana plants growing, police said.

    "I feel confident to say that he stumbled upon that," Trooper David Beohm told lehighvalleylive.com, referring to the bulldozer operator.

    Police observed two men emerge from the underbrush and both ran off, state police said.

    "They were back there doing whatever they have to do to their plants," Beohm, a state police spokesman, told lehighvalleylive.com. "It was kind of carved out of the underbrush, which I've never seen underbrush that thick ever. It was crazy how thick it was."

    One of the men, identified as Light, was taken into custody by the Bernville chief of police, Beohm said in a news release. The second man, Longenecker, eluded capture.

    Pennsylvania State Police and the Game Commission responded by about 11 a.m., and a state police helicopter spotted Longenecker in the underbrush, police said.

    "An attempt to hail the other male was unsuccessful," Beohm said in a news release. "The helicopter lost site of the male and was giving directions to the bulldozer of his last location.

    "The Game Commission employee and a Trooper were on the bulldozer driving through the thick underbrush. The bulldozer stopped in the underbrush. The second male was located under the rear of the bulldozer deceased."

    Police labeled the death accidental. An autopsy was being done Tuesday afternoon to try to determine how Longenecker died, according to the Berks County Coroner's Office.

    Light was arraigned Monday night on felony counts of drug possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to deliver, in addition to lesser charges of drug possession, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal trespass.

    He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail with a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled July 18 in district court.

    State authorities were assisted Monday by the Mount Pleasant and Bernville fire companies, Western Berks EMS and Lower Heidelberg Township police, in addition to Bernville police.

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    Police identify man found dead underneath bulldozer

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  2. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    Oh well, stuff happens. tom. :cowboy:
     

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    Guess they won't be pressing charges against Mr. Longnecker and everything will get ironed out.

    But how can anybody not be able to dodge a bulldozer?? Not exactly a speed demon type unit, but can turn on a dime I guess.
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    Unless you are stoned. tom. :whistling:
     
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    spork Caffeinator

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    This reminds me of that old skit with Steve Martin. It was basically done as a PSA about not mixing certain medications with the operating of heavy machinery, which in that case was a steamroller.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Any of y'all remember back a few months to that guy in the army that stole the little APC... it was conveniently on the killdozer anniversary lol
     
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    ....and then that reminds me of that old Jim Garner film from the 80's called Tank.
     
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    I was sure I was the only one that remembered that movie. It was on TV on a Friday night, and I stayed up and watched it (my parents endured it). With Jiffy Pop popcorn. Good times.
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Ironed out? Pressing charges?:laughabove::laughabove:
     
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