Messy Stop Pause in Cross-Country Road Trip on I81 in Susquehanna County
A long-distance road trip has ended badly, or at least paused, for a California couple.
Pennsylvania State Police say they found 27-year-old Dejon Beachem of Lancaster, California walking in the travel lane of Interstate 81 South in Harford Township at around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, February 27.
Troopers say Beachem apparently ended up walking in the middle of the road after he and the 38-year-old woman he was traveling with in a commercial vehicle got into a fight.
The woman said the altercation started after Beachem stood up in the truck and began to intentionally urinate on the passenger seat. The woman told troopers Beachem hit her several times with a closed fist before she sprayed him with pepper spray to get him to stop.
Troopers say the pair was headed to Philadelphia from California.
Authorities say Beachem was charged with harassment and disorderly conduct.