Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By Mensra
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 09-27-2014
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 92,489
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 478 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6622 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,255
Thanked 11,169 Times in 8,514 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Driver accused of abandoning chicken truck found




NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in Idaho have arrested the driver thought to have abandoned a trailer containing 37,000 pounds of rotten chicken at a western Montana truck stop.

The Greater Idaho Fugitive Task Force in Meridian found Berliner Heckflosse, on Friday afternoon, Nampa police Lt. Eric Skoglund said.

Police say the trailer might have been sitting at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula, Montana, for a month before it was discovered this week with rancid juices from the cargo dripping onto the pavement and attracting flies.

Heckflosse abandoned the trailer after his employer, Dixie River Freight Inc., refused his demands for more money to deliver its then-frozen cargo to Kent, Washington, according to police.

He left the chicken worth $80,000 to thaw and then rot when the fuel for the trailer's refrigeration unit ran out.

Heckflosse has not been charged with any crimes related to the abandoned trailer, but he was picked up on a parole violation. He now faces a possible theft charge.

The Nampa-based trucking company reported the trailer missing Aug. 27, and Nampa police Sgt. Joe Ramirez said it might have been at the truck stop for more than a month.

The trailer was towed Friday morning to a landfill a few miles down Interstate 90 after Dixie River's insurance company filled out the necessary paperwork and holes in the trailer were plugged, said Alisha Johnson, a Missoula County Health Department environmental specialist.

The putrid load was dumped into the fresh pit with a bulldozer standing by to cover it, the Missoulian reported.

Heckflosse picked up the trailer Aug. 20 in Springdale, Arkansas, and was supposed to deliver it to Washington the next day. He texted and called Dixie River Freight several times for more money, but the company refused to pay him until he delivered the load, Ramirez said.

"He was asking for fuel money, living expenses, those kind of things, in exchange for taking the truck to its appropriate location where it was supposed to be dropped," Ramirez told KTVB-TV in Boise.

The Volvo truck that hauled the trailer was discovered Thursday in the parking lot of a Nampa Walmart.

There is no public health hazard at the Flying J Truck Stop, and the cleanup should be relatively simple, Johnson said.

"There's really not that much there," she said. "Some of the pictures make it look like a river running out of the trailer, but it was really just a few drips every few minutes."


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 09-27-2014
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 92,489
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 478 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6622 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,255
Thanked 11,169 Times in 8,514 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Flossie!!! Say it ain't so! Boo hoo hoo!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
#3 Old 09-27-2014
Registered Users
 
Mensra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: The boondocks
Vehicle: 2012 SLK 55 w/P30 aka “The Garbage Scow”
Other Toys: Wellcraft Scarab, Porsche Macan S
Posts: 3,348
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 33 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 409 Post(s)
Thanks: 310
Thanked 268 Times in 242 Posts
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Mensra Send a message via MSN to Mensra
Noooooooooo! Not Flossie! It had to have been a Betty setting him up! He would never abandon a tractor, the trailer sure, tractor, never!
Mensra is online now  
#4 Old 09-27-2014
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,591
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 531 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,120
Thanked 1,420 Times in 958 Posts
Garage
Not Guilty.
Berliner Heckflosse is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seat Heater Failure List Cookiecrew SLK R171 General Discussion 100 10-01-2018 11:31 PM
Found a spring in my driver door panel?? jamoses SLK R170 General Discussion 6 12-14-2013 04:30 AM
Lucky driver avoids out of control truck jbanks15 Off Topic 1 08-08-2013 11:54 PM
Truck Driver has Lucky Escape in Norway. Woolly Off Topic 3 04-03-2012 07:37 AM
Perfect i just found the right Pick up Truck Berliner Heckflosse Off Topic 2 06-18-2011 09:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.