A man in Hernando County hit a pedestrian, ran away with his body, and threw him away, police say.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a man in Hernando County was arrested after hitting a pedestrian, running away with his body in a car, and throwing it behind a bait shop.

After midnight on Sunday, Weeky Wachee’s 28-year-old Joseph Charles Strickland headed west on Cortez Boulevard and approached the intersection with Steven Street.

A 32-year-old Spring Hill man, unnamed by a highway patrol, collided with Strickland’s 1995 Mazda MX-6 while walking on the road.

Strickland then took the man’s body into the car and headed to Dixie Lee Bait at 6408 Evanston Street, where he removed the body from the car and dumped it. He called his roommates and friends and car. Helped push him back to his house. The house was also at 6000 blocks on Evanston Street. According to the highway patrol, Strickland told them they had hit a deer.

According to the highway patrol, he sprayed the painted parts of the car when he got home.

Later that morning, my roommate saw the car and thought the damage was not due to a deer. He called the law enforcement agency around 8 am. At about the same time, authorities found a human foot on the shoulder of Cortez Boulevard.

A trooper, a representative of the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, and a corpse dog of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office searched for the body and found the body of a pedestrian behind the bait shop.

According to the department, when Trooper came to his house, Strickland tried to escape, but was stopped by lawmakers.

He was arrested for leaving the scene of a fatal accident, falsifying evidence, not having a valid fatal driver’s license, and not having insurance. According to highway patrol, he was also arrested on a warrant from Minnesota for manipulating a felony vehicle for physical injury.

In February 2020, Strickland was driving 86 mph in the 60 mph zone of Dakota County, Minnesota. According to KSTP-TV set. According to reporters, when the adjutant saw a speeding car and tried to approach him, Strickland tried to overtake the tractor trailer and the car, but collided with another car and turned around and grooved. It is said that several turns have been made.

A 17-year-old man in a Strickland car was taken to the hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. Strickland and other passengers, 14 and 20 years old, were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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