Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dude hijacks Amish buggy after robbing gas station

A small town known for its quaint Amish community and crafts was turned upside down Tuesday night after a robbery suspect held law enforcement officers at bay for hours, authorities said. Draper Scott Richardson, 26, of Breckenridge, was being held Wednesday at the Livingston County Jail on $1 million bond.

Richardson was involved in the robbery of a store Saturday in Chillicothe, Mo., and during the incident, shots were fired at bystanders and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers, investigators said.

Richardson had commandeered an Amish horse and buggy to take him to the trailer, but Heldenbrand said he spoke to the Amish man who drove Richardson. He willingly gave Richardson a ride, the Amish man told the sheriff.

The Amish man told Heldenbrand that Richardson told him he and his friend had gotten into an argument while they were driving by and his friend and kicked him out of the vehicle. Before he gave Richardson a ride into town, the Amish man invited him into his home for dinner. They ate biscuits and gravy, casserole and other food, Heldenbrand said. » Full article here

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