Alabama Man Charged With Boarding Train, Tampering With Controls. And Meth Possession.

April 6, 2021

An Alabama man has been charge with allegedly boarding a train near Flomaton,  tampering with the controls, and meth possession.

The Flomaton Police Department responded to a report of an unauthorized person on a CSX locomotive near Hollywood Drive.

Randal Wayne Shugart, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, entered the locomotive and began to tamper with the controls, according to Flomaton Police. That caused an emergency code that locked down the engine. Police said he also caused damage to the locomotive.

Flomaton Police also reported finding him with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia at the time.

Shugart, 45, was charged with unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle (train), criminal mischief first degree, possess of methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

CSX Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.


12 Responses to “Alabama Man Charged With Boarding Train, Tampering With Controls. And Meth Possession.”

  1. 429SCJ on April 8th, 2021 6:13 am

    “Mountain Brook”?

    If you highjack a locomotive from Flomaton, you are labeled a psychopath, if you are from Mountain Brook, you are considered an eccentric, who needs rest.

    Some time on a Federal Chain Gang, working on that “infastructsha” (infrastructure).

  2. Doug on April 7th, 2021 10:47 am

    @Slingblade – Sir you won the internet today!

  3. sam on April 7th, 2021 8:07 am

    saw a bum sleeping at the front door of the old location of the donut shop in century across from whataburger. thought it was a pile of rags till he moved. never thought i’d see that around here.

  4. Jeffrey on April 7th, 2021 1:08 am

    I liked him in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

  5. Slingblade on April 6th, 2021 8:54 pm

    Since the days of the Pinkerton, Railroad Police have been bravely and humbly protecting the railroads and the communities through which they pass. They are unsung first responder heroes who, like ninjas, use the art of stealth to track and subdue their prey. Most of them can shoot better with their offhand, than troglodytes can with their dominant hand. I once saw one humanely dispatch an unruly trespasser with a single judo chop.
    Their law enforcement skills aside, that is not all that they are. Once, after a long hard day of work, I was tired and with low blood sugar. A railroad Special Agent saw my struggle…the shakes, the paleness of my skin. He made me a peanut butter and banana sandwich. I could not have made it without him. He asked for nothing in return, except that I keep some carbohydrates handy from then on.
    May the spirit of Ernest Borgnine bless them all.

  6. William Lingo on April 6th, 2021 4:59 pm

    Sorry, but criminals have NEVER been scared of the law, only law abiding citizens fear jail!!! I do believe that prisons should revert to raising their own food,like they used to do at Holman in Atmore and others institutions years ago.

  7. chris on April 6th, 2021 7:56 am

    That face says it all. Meh!

  8. James on April 6th, 2021 7:15 am

    I wonder if this was the train that’s been setting between Atmore and Canoe for more than 72 hours now. I’m not excusing the guy for jumping the train, but it’s ridiculous for CSX to block so many of the small roads for more than 3 days.

  9. Pop on April 6th, 2021 7:12 am

    All aboard the METH trian! Headed out as soon as i figure out how make it roll.

  10. Bewildered on April 6th, 2021 7:09 am

    Stanley Beech you are so correct. All these criminals would be too tired after working all day to worry about their addiction and accompanying need to steal and vandalize. Sadly the majority of people don’t believe in discipline and hard work anymore. They feel good pampering misfits, not even realizing they are not doing society nor the criminals themselves a favor in the long run.

  11. Stanley Beech on April 6th, 2021 5:29 am

    All it would take make him stop and think the next time he wanted to do a little mischief, put him out there on the tracks with a 14 lb sledgehammer driving stakes 12 hours a day for 3 months. These criminals aren’t scared of the law anymore.That kind of punishment would make a lot of these petty thieves stop and think before they committed another crime.

  12. JTV on April 6th, 2021 4:30 am

    He’ll be out of jail and high on meth in no time.

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