Florida Man Arrested After Stealing Pennsylvania School Bus To Transport Dead Deer

A man from Florida has made his way into police custody in a Pennsylvania county after stealing a school bus and leading state troopers on a chase. He later told police it was an attempt to bring a dead deer to his home so that he could fertilize his garden, Fox 43 reported.

On Tuesday, at around 7:10 A.M., a school bus from Abbottstown, Pennsylvania was reported as stolen. When officers spotted the bus in a parking lot, they attempted to pull it over. The driver initially came to a stop, but then drove away as police approached him. “Winding in and out of traffic lanes,” the suspect was followed onto Route 15. A little over a mile later, the bus exited the freeway, and turned into a neighborhood, where the man fled on foot.

As the suspect attempted to outrun officers, he began to undress himself, leaving a trail of discarded clothing. When he was finally located and apprehended, he was completely naked.

Later identified as 25-year-old Tony Jay Saunders, the man claims that he had put a dead deer in the back of the bus so could take the animal to his home so he could use the remains to fertilize his garden. Despite his intentions, the 25-year-old was arrested for fleeing police, resisting arrest, disregarding traffic lanes, reckless driving, and receiving stolen property. The suspect remains at the York County Prison on a $100,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court again in April 24th.

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