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Dog’s escape attempt causes ‘sovereign citizen’ to crash SUV full of weed, guns, and chickens

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A self-described sovereign citizen was arrested Friday morning in West Virginia after crashing an SUV filled with live chickens, marijuana, firearms, and improvised explosive devices.

Seth Grim was driving a Ford Explorer about 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 79 when a dog inside the vehicle tried to jump out a window, reported The Charleston Gazette.

The 21-year-old Grim, who was wanted in Pennsylvania, lost control of the SUV, which flipped over.

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State police responded to the crash, and troopers said they found the livestock, drugs, two AK-47 rifles, and a large amount of ammunition in the vehicle.

Troopers also said they found “altered fireworks,” but they did not offer further description.

Grim was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and he will likely face additional state and local charges.

Animal control officers rounded up about 30 chickens from the crash scene, but authorities said the dog was killed in the crash.

Grim, who told police he was a sovereign citizen, was arrested two weeks ago near Philadelphia and charged with fleeing a police officer and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

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Things are so bad for Republicans the GOP had to send money to Texas

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In 2016, then-anti-Trump Republican Sen. Linsey Graham proclaimed, "If we nominate Trump, we will get destroyed.......and we will deserve it." It seems his prediction is coming closer to fruition.

Financial reporting reveals that the Republican Party was forced to send $1.3 million to ruby-red Texas as the election nears.

It was something spotted by ProPublica developer and ex-reporter Derek Willis Sunday.

"That's never happened before," he tweeted.

He noted that the Texas GOP raised $3.3 million in August, but nearly half of that came from their national parents.

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What the London ‘Blitz’ reveals about how much pain and tragedy people can handle in 2020

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Stop trying to convince people you’re right — it will never persuade anyone: expert

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