EL DORADO COUNTY, CA – If you’re running from the law and of dubious moral character, there’s one thing you don’t want to run into, son, and that’s a Klan rally. O Brother!
Okay, make that two things. The other being a winter mountain storm complete with rain, snow, and freezing temperatures.
But that’s exactly what happened to 32-year-old Derrick Dionno and 30-year-old Triston Crossland.
Their adventure into the woods started with a traffic stop for swerving on a highway in the High Sierra in California. Instead of stopping, they lit out on foot. And for good reason.
Dionno had four active warrants, and Crossland was a parolee, and there was a gun and drugs in their vehicle.
The pair took off down a canyon and over the river. Even though they were wet and cold, they refused to surrender when told that a winter storm was on its way.
A few hours later, they were calling 911 begging to be arrested. But help would have to wait ‘til morning.
That meant our two hombres spent the night holding each other, real up close and personal.
But they’re not the kind to kiss and tell.
This could be the start of something beautiful, if you really want to go there.