Joyriding hobos stopped at the Team Track & Community Park

There are two ongoing problems at the Valley Railway’s Everett Team Track & Community Park – stray dogs and hobos. Neither is all that bad on its own, but together their effects can quickly multiply. This was the case as the morning mail train was unloaded on track 1. Distracted by a stray pup, Mr. Parcel allowed his attention to wander from the security of his mail truck.

Mr. Parcel is distracted by the stray dog
Mr. Parcel is distracted by the stray dog

Moments later,  a local hobo noticed Mr. Parcel’s keys were still in the ignition…

Inquisitive Hobo finds keys
Inquisitive hobo finds keys

Within the blink of an eye, the hobo and his accomplice were joyriding their way right off the Team Track and onto the streets of Everett.

Breaking News: Hobos Steal Mail Truck
Breaking News: Hobos Steal Mail Truck

Hobo Joyride – Part Two

That evening, Everett Police caught up with the joyriders. The hobos had made their way back tot he scene of the crime where Everett Police surrounded and apprehended the suspects.

. . . here at the Team Track & Community Park, we’ve seen police work at its finest.  These hobos may have had a few hours of fun, but they were no match for the dedication and training of our officers. I stand here tonight to reassure the residence of the entire Cuyahoga Valley that no hobo will ever try something like this again on my watch. – Chief Milford

Joyriding hobos ride comes to a screeching halt.
Joyriding hobos ride comes to a screeching halt.

Moments later, a local hobo noticed Cheif Milford’s keys were still in the ignition…

Hobo takes police van for a spin
Hobo takes police van for a spin

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