Monday, February 23, 2009

Man with gun arrested after chase
A man who had attracted police attention by knocking on doors in north St. Cloud was arrested with a gun in his possession after he led them on a 13-mile chase, police said.

The events started at 11:32 p.m. Sunday at the 5500 block of Knollwood Drive.

Police said they received a report of a suspicious man knocking on doors of houses. Officers found the man’s pickup and tried to stop him at Stearns County Road 120 and Minnesota Highway 15, police said. The driver sped off, reaching speeds of about 90 mph. The pursuit lasted for 13.4 miles and ended near Stearns County Road 47 and Minnesota Highway 23 after hitting spike strips that a Stearns County deputy had placed. The driver tried to run away and was arrested with help from a Waite Park police dog.

Knocking on random doors, carrying a gun illegally, then running from the police. Was this a home invasion waiting to happen?

People wonder why I don't open my door if I don't know who's knocking.

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