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Angry driver faces charges for dumping bushels of corn on highway

Posted: 1:35 PM, Nov 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-22 12:52:58Z
Angry driver faces charges for dumping bushels of corn on highway

A truck driver faces charges for allegedly dumping a load of corn on a southeast Nebraska highway after receiving a text that he'd been fired.

Darren Walp, 36, of Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania faces felony criminal mischief and a related misdemeanor. Walp was driving the load of corn from Reynolds, Nebraska to Hanover, Kansas when he exchanged texts with his boss. After learning he'd been fired, Walp stopped the truck on Nebraska Highway 8 near Odell and opened the grain trailer's bottom hatch doors.  He then drove down the highway spilling the load of corn.

About 1,000 bushels of corn worth nearly $3,100 spilled on the highway.