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Corn - fused

posted on October 14, 2011

 KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - The Kankakee corn crop looked like a field
of dreams for a fugitive: Right up until the police realized there
was a farmer with a combine ready to do some harvesting.
     About 90 minutes after Mark Tanner fired up the combine
Wednesday and start chewing away at the hiding place the Kankakee
resident walked out of the field and into police custody. Tanner
was getting ready to harvest anyway, although not with the bullet
proof vest police gave him.
     The Daily Journal ( ) reports the fugitive
ran into the field after jumping from a vehicle that sheriff's
police officer pulled over. He now faces charges related to leading
police on a chase.

   DANVERS, Mass. (AP) - Authorities in Massachusetts say a family
that got lost in a seven-acre corn maze called 911 for help,
apparently taking advantage of the police department's motto that
says "We Want To Be Bothered."
     The maze at Connors Farm in Danvers can take up to an hour to
     A police officer entered the maze with a farm manager to search
for the disoriented father, mother and two children. The family
didn't realize they had almost made their way out and were just 25
feet from the street.
     Farm owner Bob Connors tells the Boston Globe
( that they designed the maze so that people
get lost in the long corn stalks.

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