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Trucker intentionally dumps corn on highway after being fired by text

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Posted at 12:35 PM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 16:37:49-05
A truck driver faces charges for allegedly dumping a load of corn on a southeast Nebraska highway after receiving a text that he'd been fired.
 
36-year-old Darren Walp of Crum Lynne, Pennsylvania faces felony criminal mischief and a related misdemeanor.
 
Walp was driving the load of corn from Reynolds, Nebraska to Hanover, Kansas on August 8th when he exchanged texts with his boss.
 
After learning he'd been fired, Walp stopped the truck on Nebraska Highway 8 near Odell and opened the grain trailer's bottom hatch doors.  
 
He then drove down the highway spilling the load of corn.
 
About 1000 bushels of corn worth nearly $3,100 spilled on the highway.