Garrett Hurlbut, a 23-year-old Minnesota man, has been charged after he allegedly stole a newspaper delivery truck while attempting to flee from zombies.
According to police, officers were instructed to be on the lookout for a Star Tribune newspaper truck after receiving a report that a man had stolen the vehicle while the driver was attempting to stock newspapers at a local gas station.
Investigators say the truck was located several blocks away from the gas station a short time later. An injured man, later identified as Hurlbut, was also found laying near the truck.
During a police interview, Hurlbut claimed that he fled in the truck because he was “running from zombies” and eventually “fell or jumped” from the truck during his alleged escape. Officers noted Hurlbut’s bloodshot eyes and strong odor of alcohol during the interview.
Hurlbut was then taken to a local hospital where he was treated for the injuries he received while fleeing the truck. A blood test later revealed his blood alcohol level to be more than twice the legal limit for operating a motor vehicle.
At the hospital, Hurlbut reportedly continued to talk about the zombies who chased him and his fear of being caught by them.
He was later charged by summons with stealing a motor vehicle.