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Auto Auction Worker Opens Trunk, Finds Man

Wanted felon won't say how he ended up there
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2019 1:01 AM CDT
The vehicle was brought to Pennsylvania from New York Thursday morning.   (Getty Images/AlanStix64)

(Newser) – A Dodge Challenger Hellcat that arrived at a Pennsylvania auto auction Thursday came with an unwanted extra—a dazed felon from the Bronx. The man was found in the trunk of the vehicle by a worker at Manheim Auto Auction, around 90 miles west of Philadelphia, CBS Philadelphia reports. "I opened the trunk to take a trunk picture, and there was a guy in there," employee Darren Leeds tells LancasterOnline. He says he ran to get the man water because "he wasn't moving a whole lot."

The Challenger was in a load brought from the New York City area that morning. Police identified the man as Leon Cyheime Parks, a 25-year-old fugitive wanted for parole violations and weapons offenses. He was taken to the county jail after being treated in a hospital. Police say Parks isn't cooperating with investigators and won't say how he ended up in the trunk. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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