A good turn by a Fond du Lac police officer had the opposite effect when he let a homeless man go early Thursday morning. Police Captain Steve Klein says an officer found the man in his car near the Wal-Mart store. The 28-year-old man from Germantown said he was living out of his car. The man declined an offer to be taken to a homeless shelter. After that he rammed his car into a fabrics shop and began an adventure that kept officers in Fond du Lac and Winnebago Counties busy.
After stealing a newspaper delivery person’s vehicle from a nearby Kwik Trip the man took the car into Winnebago County. Sheriff’s deputies there abandoned the pursuit when it reentered Fond du Lac County. Stop sticks were put down on Highway 26 southbound and the pursuit ended when the man’s tires went flat and he was taken into custody. The man was evaluated and he wasn’t on drugs or alcohol. He’s being held in jail pending charges.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ