[Ed. – The anti-2A crowd will begin hoarding bags of dung.]
Something didn’t smell right when Stearns County deputies were called to a report of a burglary of lumber and other items from a farm shed on Wednesday morning.
The case quickly began to stink even more.
The caller said the suspects’ pickup truck was still on his property and it was stuck in a huge pit of manure, made messier because of heavy weekend rains, with one man still in the vehicle.
Another man had fled the scene.
When deputies Craig Pogatshnik and Shirley Zwack arrived, they found the one man who had been in the pickup standing on the side of the road, smoking a cigarette and covered in manure from his waist to his shoes. He was wearing jean shorts over long underwear and no shoes, which the deputies assumed were somewhere in the manure pile.
The suspect said his friend had told him he purchased the lumber from the owner and was only helping him.
The deputies said the two men got stuck when they tried to leave the scene.