Fired by text, driver dumps load of corn

Updated Nov 27, 2016

cornA truck driver who was apparently fired via a text message while driving responded in a way that got him arrested.

A Pennsylvania man accused of dumping almost 1,000 bushels of corn on a highway in southeast Nebraska was arrested recently and charged with felony criminal mischief and depositing materials on a roadway or ditch last week.

The Lincoln Journal-Star reports that on Aug. 4 Darren C. Walp, 36, was driving for B & T Livingston Trucking at the time of the incident. He reportedly was hauling corn from the Farmers Cooperative in Reynolds, Nebraska to Hanover, Kansas.

 According to the newspaper, the arrest warrant said Walp got a text message from someone with the trucking company which said, “Pack your stuff ASAP and you can leave …”

Court documents say Walp stopped the trailer in the westbound lane of Nebraska Highway 8, opened the trailer’s hopper doors and drove off with corn still spilling out of the truck.