Train Ride Lands Lithonia Man in Jail
The Savannah Morning News reports that the man boarded the train with his beer and snacks in DeKalb but ended up in Effingham County, where he was arrested.
A man from Lithonia decided to board a train to get home with his snacks on Christmas Eve, but he instead he went to jail, according to the Savannah Morning News.
According to the report, Randy Gaultney, 47, had purchased beer and other goods near his Lithonia home and was on his way back, but the train was in his way.
He put the groceries on the train, then tried to hoist himself up when the train took off "at a high rate of speed" Effingham County authorities, who received a call about the incident just before midnight on Christmas Eve, say in the Savannah Morning News article.
Gaultney told police Springfield, near Savannah, was the train's first stop.
Gaultney's receipt indicated he bought the items around noon. He appeared intoxicated, police said in the article.
Charges against Gaultney include criminal trespass, intrusion upon railroad tracks, and riding a train without a ticket, according to the report.