Man feared dead on eastern Penn. highway was napping

Man feared dead on eastern Penn. highway was napping

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WIND GAP, Pa. — State police say a man feared dead along an eastern Pennsylvania highway was just napping.

Lehighvalleyonline.com reports several motorists called Northampton County 911 dispatchers when they saw the man’s body Monday morning along Route 33 in Wind Gap. That’s about 75 miles north of Philadelphia.

But troopers who responded say they found the man was homeless and merely sleeping. They woke him up and he left the area without incident.

Police say the man was lying against a guard rail near a highway exit. Motorists have to slow down to use the ramp, which is why police believe so many motorists saw the man and called 911.

WOMAN FOUND IN TRUNK WAS STEALING CAR

BILLINGS, Mont. — A 25-year-old woman found in the trunk of a car was charged with stealing it.

The Billings Gazette reports that police found the stolen car on Thursday. When the owner arrived to pick it up, she opened the trunk and jumped back, yelling for the police officer.

Police say a woman climbed out of the trunk while repeatedly saying that everything was OK. She told police she slept in the trunk instead of the back seat.

Court documents say a syringe in her purse tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to court records, the stolen car contained a pipe often used to smoke meth, credit cards and someone's ID.

The woman was charged with theft and drug possession.

PENN. REPORTER FINDS MISSING BOYS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — A newspaper reporter found two missing boys — who it turns out were just skipping school — after he was sent to cover their disappearance in central Pennsylvania.

Centre Daily Times reporter Shawn Annarelli says the brothers, age 7 and 9, were supposed to board a bus to their charter school Tuesday morning but didn’t.

State College police posted their picture on Twitter about an hour later and Annarelli began poking around in some bushes near a playground after he heard some noise.

He found the boys hiding under a blueberry bush about 90 minutes into the search, and called 911 after hearing one of the boys say, “They found us.”

Police Lt. Keith Robb says the boys “didn’t want to go to school today.”

— Compiled from wire service reports

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