Man who fled zombies injures seven with strawberry truck

Man who fled zombies: A Tennessee man stole a big-rig truck in California, caused several accidents, and told investigators he was fleeing zombies when he did it.

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    Lorisa Seibel protests Bank of America's housing foreclosures by dancing to "Thriller" in Charlotte, N.C., May 7. A Tennessee man stole a big-rig full of strawberries and drove it recklessly, later telling police that he was fleeing zombies.
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A Tennessee man who stole a big-rig truck in California, caused several accidents, and told investigators he was fleeing zombies when he did it has pleaded guilty to several felonies.

Jerimiah Hartline pleaded guilty Monday to assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run causing death or injury, and vehicle theft. He could get five years in prison, U-T San Diego reports.

The California Highway Patrol says Hartline stowed away in the truck in Tennessee and stole it when the driver got out at roadside scales near Temecula, Calif.

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The CHP says after Hartline caused several crashes, the big-rig overturned on Interstate 15 and spilled its load of strawberries.

Seven people were injured.

CHP investigators say Hartline told them he had to speed and swerve because he was fleeing from the walking dead.

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