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Joseph Megna

Sex offender captured in North Dakota cornfield

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TOWER CITY, N.D. - A high-risk sex offender who escaped a prisoner transport van and sought refuge in a cornfield near here was nabbed by law enforcement about 2:30 p.m. today.

Joseph Megna, 29, said he's a vegetarian and the "transport lady" was serving him nothing but bread and cheese.

"I was starving and that's why I escaped and fled out into the cornfield," he said after being captured. "I wasn't trying to hurt anybody."

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