Cattaraugus County sheriff's deputies made an odd discovery over the weekend.
In the middle of South Nine Mile Road in the Town of Carrolton, not far from the Allegheny River, sat an abandoned mobile home.
Four people from the Town of Great Valley had been pulling the mobile home on a trailer down Route 219 at about 7:30 Sunday morning. At some point, the axles on the trailer broke, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office said.
But that didn't stop the driver of a Ford truck from trying to pull the mobile.
Someone called the sheriff's office to say they saw a truck hauling a trailer without wheels on Route 219. By the time deputies found it, the mobile home had crashed and was immobile, according to authorities.
And the truck that had been pulling it, as well as the four people inside the truck, were gone.
On Tuesday, sheriff's deputies arrested four people. Deputies said Brandon L. Maynard, 32, was driving the truck. He was charged with second-degree criminal nuisance, operating without a legal escort permit, aggravated unlicensed operation, driving without rear brakes, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving an overwidth vehicle, driving without a taxation tag and depositing hazardous debris on a public highway.
The other three arrested were Jacob E. Clark, 28; Sandra K. Wilson, 47; and Todd E. Clark, 53. They were each charged with second-degree criminal nuisance and operating without a legal escort permit.
They each have upcoming appearance dates scheduled in Carrolton Town Court.