As his truck rolled along the abandoned dusty road, Martin Hall Jr. spotted something he didn’t expect to see. There on the track, with no one else in sight, was a dog with a leash hanging from its neck. Had the hound been dumped there or had it wandered off and got lost? Perplexed, the truck driver glanced around – and his suspicions began to grow.
Long, empty roads are probably a familiar sight to trucker Martin Hall Jr. of Merced, California. But he’ll always remember one particular day on the job thanks to a chance encounter on a dusty highway. And it all began with an unexpected detour.
The diversion took place after someone summoned Hall to a pickup in Mariposa, CA, on September 23, 2018. So far, so simple. Things became complicated, however, after the tow trucker attended the scene. You see, as Hall readied himself to leave, the client told him that he couldn’t go out the same way he’d come in.