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Convicted sex offender Joseph Megna talks to the reporters following his capture on Wednesday in Tower City, N.D. Megna, who fled a private transport company's van Tuesday while being moved from Florida to Washington state, was caught on Wednesday after farmers and officials worked together to flush him from a cornfield. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Fugitive who hid in N.D. field says he fled prisoner van because he was 'starving'

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TOWER CITY, N.D. - Tired, shirtless and dehydrated, Joseph Matthew Megna sat handcuffed in a police SUV, looking bewildered as the window rolled down and a horde of reporters and cameras closed in around him.


"Am I famous for running into a cornfield?" he said.

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