Earlier this week a man was riding his snowmobile of the streets around Rome, New York. Once spotted by police the man took off! In the end the snowmobiler did not get arrested but his son did! What happened? Did officers get it wrong?

This is the slightly complicated story of Cory Tennant and Cory Tennant of Lee, New York.

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According to Syracuse.com , Cory Tennant was riding his snowmobile on the streets of Rome and was spotted by the Recreation Patrol Unit of the Oneida County Sheriff's office. As soon as Cory realized he had been spotted, he took off on the snowmobile!

Officers tried to stop Tennant but he left the road and he was gone through a farm field. Deputies realized it was pointless to chase so they did not pursue but the investigation didn't end there.

Mr. Tennant appeared to be very comfortable with the area he was riding as he whipped through the woods and into a housing development where he left the snowmobile. Police Officers did not find the man at that location but they did find his machine hidden behind some trucks.

Officers were able to trace the snowmobile back to Cory Tennant. Once they ran his name they learned that Cory Tennant, of Lee, NY,  had an active warrant with the sheriff’s office out of the town of Annsville Court.

By Thursday morning 2 men by the name Cory Tennant had turned themselves in. There was some confusion at first but it turns out that 50-year-old Cory was driving the snowmobile. He didn't get arrested. He was given tickets for:

  • Unregistered snowmobile
  • Uninsured snowmobile
  • Operating a snowmobile on highway
  • Inadequate taillight
  • Failing to comply with a police officer

Here's the bad news, upon turning himself in, 26-year-old Cory Tennant was arrested on his warrants. He was turned over to the sheriff’s office warrants unit. He was taken to the Oneida County Jail and is currently awaiting arraignment.

Police Officers were looking for one and ended up with 2!

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