Man Walking on Top of Moving Train Arrested after Stealing in Buchanan County

Authorities had to stop a train in Buchanan County last week after a man was seen walking on top of the train’s cars.

The Sheriff’s Office says they received a report of a man walking atop an eastbound train that was going through Independence and heading towards Winthrop last Wednesday around 5 am. Deputies were able to get the train stopped in Winthrop, but couldn’t find the man right away.

However, a short time later, the Winthrop IOCO gas station reported a man had entered the store as it was preparing to open and stole items before walking back out. Deputies found him in the Wieland Lumber site and took him into custody.

The man, 25-year old Tylor Derifield of Hudson, was charged with Third Degree Burglary, Fifth Degree Theft, Trespass and Harassment of Public Official.