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Stupid Case File for July 1, 2006

Mini-Bike Chase Underway ...

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After a day of celebrating this southern Minnesota town's Duck Days, a 42-year-old Lake Crystal man led sheriff's deputies on a goose chase.

His getaway vehicle: a five-horsepower mini-motorcycle.

A call came in last week reporting that a man had wiped out at a downtown intersection.

By the time Blue Earth County Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Wersal responded, the man had driven off. He refused to pull over, so the deputy pursued him through a parking lot to a street.

The man drove at 25 miles per hour. Wersal pulled alongside him and yelled at him to stop. He didn't. So Wersal pulled in front of the bike and the chase slowed to about ten miles per hour. But the man kept going.

Finally the deputy fired his Taser out his squad window, got out of his squad car and pushed the man off his bike.

The bike had no tail light or license plate.

Charges are pending.


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