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Thomas Fuselier Lost Cops in Car Chase, Captured When Fence Snags Fake Leg

Today's lesson, boys and girls: Wooded escapes from police pursuit can be hard with a fake leg.

Today's lesson, boys and girls: Wooded escapes from police pursuit can be hard with a fake leg.

Thomas Fuselier led police on a wild 11-mile chase that ended only after he got his prosthetic leg caught in a fence in the woods near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.

According to charges filed Wednesday, police tried to pull over Fuselier, 57, for a faulty brake light in the Holmen, Wisconsin. He refused to stop, instead opting to take Highway 53 north to some county back roads. He waved to cops while they chased him through the back roads of La Crosse County and lost them when he started power-sliding through turns on the slick, snow covered roads.

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The reckless driving that allowed him to blow from the cops' sight ended up being his downfall. He eventually spun into a ditch, left his car, and hoofed it into the woods.

Cops followed his footprints more than a mile through woods, over farmland, and across a creek before they finally caught up to him. He was lying on the ground and couldn't get up because his prosthetic leg had gotten stuck in a fence.

Police found a meth pipe and baggies containing traces of meth in his glove box, and recovered a digital scale he tossed out the window during the chase. He was charged with attempting to flee an officer, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fuselier has a ridiculously long rap sheet. Since 1995 he's been arrested and charged with crimes 53 times in Wisconsin, including multiple police chases.

As a repeat offender, he's looking at a maximum of a little more than seven years in prison.

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