Troopers: Man drags pedestrian with car, then hides body
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Troopers say a 28-year-old Florida man is accused of dragging the body of a pedestrian he struck with his car and then leaving it behind a bait shop.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the 32-year-old victim was walking along a Hernando County road early Sunday when Joseph Charles Strickland hit him with his car.
He told his roommates he’d hit a deer. They pushed the car home.
The next morning a roommate called deputies.
Meanwhile, a human leg was spotted on a roadside.
Investigators used a cadaver dog to find the rest of the body and arrested Strickland on multiple charges.
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