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Truck driver dies in police custody after bizarre truck stop rampage


Alabama police are investigating the death of a semi truck driver who passed away following a strange series of incidents at several locations near a Flying J truck stop.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, in Dothan, Alabama, according to the Dothan Eagle.

Police were called to the Flying J Travel Plaza complex for a report of a truck driver — who would later be identified as 32 year old Terrell Osborne of Mississippi — engaging in approximately 14 minutes of bizarre behavior before officers arrived.

“He did cover a lot of ground in a short time,” said Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish.

Police say that Osborne parked his truck at Ollie’s, then ran across the street to Popeye’s Chicken, then ran back to Ollie’s, where employees say that he was running wildly and kicking shopping carts.

After leaving Ollie’s, Osborne reportedly called 911 to report that he was being followed by an individual.

After calling 911, Osborne ran into the Flying J building and went inside the Denny’s restaurant. There, he is said to have run into the kitchen, throwing items and screaming.

When an officer arrived on the scene and made contact with Osborne, he became combative. After wrestling Osborne into handcuffs, the officer noticed that he was breathing shallowly and administered Narcan, a medication used to treat drug overdoses.

Osborne was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators say that they found a white powdery substance in Osborne’s truck that tested positive for cocaine.

An autopsy has been scheduled and the incident remains under investigation.


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