A guy in a stolen car caused a crash and fled police in New York State last Tuesday, but eventually got busted . . . hiding naked in the County historian's chicken coop.
And he might have killed one of the chickens too.
Returning home around noon Tuesday, Roger Luther drove up Colesville Road in Kirkwood to meet a swarm of law enforcement vehicles. A helicopter was flying overhead.
As he quickly learned from area news outlets, New York State Police were in the midst of a manhunt for a suspect who allegedly fled the scene of an 9:45 a.m. crash on Interstate 81. The suspect had been driving a stolen 2016 Audi from Florida.
New York State Police arrested the suspect: John Mehne, 25, a resident Sarasota in Florida who has Ithaca-area ties. He's was charged with felony counts of first-degree robbery, third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, first-degree burglary and aggravated cruelty to animals. He's being held in the Broome County jail.
More charges are being considered and state police are still investigating.