The man who was found in the trunk of a car delivered to the Manheim Auto Auction on Thursday is a fugitive wanted in New York state on parole violations and weapons charges, according to police.
The man was identified as Leon Cyheime Parks, 25, of Bronx, New York, Northern Lancaster County Regional Police said. After being found by an auction employee, Parks, who police said was semi-responsive, was taken to a hospital for treatment. Afterward, he was taken to Lancaster County Prison to await extradition to New York.
According to police, Parks arrived in the trunk of Dodge Challenger Hellcat that was among a load of vehicles brought from the New York City area.
The vehicle arrived late morning and was found by Darren Leeds, who takes photos of the incoming vehicles.
"I opened the trunk to take a trunk picture, and there was a guy in there," Leeds said. He said he immediately ran to get the man water because he “wasn't moving a whole lot.”
Just how Parks got in the trunk was unclear because Parks was uncooperative, police said. Police used fingerprints to identify him.
Police were not releasing other details, including the date and times of departure and where the car came from, because the case is still being investigated, they said.
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