A Tennessee nut-bag needs a better excuse...

I applaud the creativity but don't use zombies as an excuse to get out of a lot of criminal charges. Jerimiah Hartline stole away on a truck bound for California. He rode along for 100 miles before stealing the truck when it stopped at a weigh station.

He caused several accidents before the rig flipped onto its side on interstate 15. Seven people where hurt in the crashes. When questioned by police Hartline said he had to get away from a hoard of the undead.

He's convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, Hit-and-run causing death or injury and vehicle theft. He faces up to five years in prison.