Teen steals big-rig of strawberries, hits several cars, blames zombies
He injured several people in the process, and told police he was being chased by zombies
By Sarah Burge
TEMECULA, Calif. — A man who claimed he was being chased by zombies after crashing a stolen semi, striking several vehicles, was charged Wednesday, April 10, with a half-dozen felonies, including assault with a deadly weapon, court records say.
Jerimiah Hartline, 19, of Tennessee, pleaded not guilty to assault with a deadly weapon — a semi truck — reckless driving, hit-and-run, vehicle theft and other charges. He is being held with bail set at $500,000. The crash injured seven people and blocked Interstate 15 for hours in Temecula.