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Crawford County man dragged by fleeing snowmobile driver

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COCHRANTON, Pa. -

Pennsylvania State Police say a Crawford County man is injured after being dragged 30 yards by a snowmobile Wednesday.

According to a police report, Erich Bauer, 63, approached a snowmobile driver after they drove on his property on the 600 block of Deer Creek Road in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.

The driver refused to give his name or identification after Bauer stopped him on the road.

Bauer told officers that the driver became nervous after he mentioned calling the police and attempted to knock him down with the snowmobile.

Bauer's arm was caught in the handle bars as the driver took off at a high rate of speed. He was dragged down the road before he was forced face first into a snow bank.

The report says Bauer suffered road rash, soreness in his back and neck and injured his hamstring.

Police say the driver is wanted for reckless endangerment.

He was described as a white male, heavy set, possibly in his twenties and strawberry blond hair. He wore a dark colored helmet with snowflake graphics, a ski mask and a tinted face shield.

The snowmobile is said to be dark blue or black, red or orange graphics with blue and green lights.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police of Mercer (724) 662-6162.

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