AWOL Soldier Runs Out of Gas Running From Duty

Sean Johnson ran out of gas with a stolen Humvee on his way to South Florida

By Todd Wright
|  Thursday, Jan 28, 2010  |  Updated 2:45 PM EDT
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AWOL Soldier Runs Out of Gas Running From Duty

Volusia County Sheriff's Office

Sean Johnson

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Sean Johnson wanted to be all he could be, but maybe he just didn't want to miss the Super Bowl.

The New Orleans native told police he was headed to Fort Lauderdale with his U.S. Army issued Humvee when it ran out of gas in Daytona Beach. After a quick check, police found out the truck was stolen and Johnson was a soldier on the run, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The 23-year old allegedly swiped the truck from his Fort Stewart base in Georgia and headed south. He apparently never got to the part of training where it said to check the gas in your vehicle.

Witnesses saw Johnson's vehicle stuck on Interstate 95 and called police to help a soldier in distress. That's when the jig was up.

It's still unclear why the soldier was really coming to South Florida, but there is this thing called the Super Bowl and a team from New Orleans playing in it for the first time.

Johnson is charged with grand theft auto and faces military charges of being absent without leave.

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