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Published October 05, 2011, 11:21 AM

OFFENDER HARVESTED: Man captured in cornfield says 'I was starving' as reason why he fled (video)

TOWER CITY, N.D. (AP) - A convicted sex offender who escaped from a private transport company's van while being moved across the country was nabbed in a North Dakota corn field Wednesday afternoon.

TOWER CITY, N.D. (AP) - A convicted sex offender who escaped from a private transport company's van while being moved across the country was nabbed in a North Dakota corn field Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say 29-year-old Joseph Megna was being transferred from Florida to Washington when he ran from the van during a stop west of Fargo on Tuesday. He was spotted running into the field Wednesday morning, and farmers in combines worked with SWAT team members to flush him out.

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