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A Taylor, Wis., man who led authorities on an 11-mile pursuit Tuesday through La Crosse and Trempealeau counties surrendered when he lost his prosthetic leg trying to outrun police, according to court records.

Thomas Fuselier, 47, fled Holmen police on Tuesday when an officer tried to stop him for a defective brake light, according to the complaint filed Wednesday in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

He sped off on Hwy. 53, at one point sticking his hand out the window and waving at pursuing officers.

Fuselier continued into Trempealeau County at speeds that reached 80 mph until officers lost him on Gilmeister Road and found his car in a ditch, the complaint stated.

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Authorities from both counties followed footprints into a wooded area for more than one mile and across a creek before a deputy found Fuselier on the ground unable to get up because his prosthetic leg was stuck in a fence, according to the complaint.

Police found meth and a pipe in his car.

Prosecutors charged Fuselier on Wednesday with attempting to flee a traffic officer and possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, both as a repeat offender.

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(59) comments

BichionFrise

Well I'm not surprised that he got caught again. Yes he does have children. They aren't angels either, but at least they arent in jail. He needs help...however, he will not get any in jail. He needs to go to a hospital to get dried out...and then get mental help to break the addiction. He should serve some sort of time.....Here's to hoping he gets the help he needs.

Kjunbee

U know I been listening to all of you an none of you know wat you talking about he is my brother an I pray that they will give him the help he needs he don't need to b cut down a ridicul wat if it wad u r someone in your family keep your jokes to your self I don't condone wat he did are useing Using meth for a long time screws u up an river rat if I new who u were I would punch u in your throat u are nothing but a rat that lives in the riverside my brother needs help he needs to b put in a facility that can help him get off of this Thomas is a good person when he's not on that I pray they send him to a facility an not jail..,.?.

fuzea01

Bottom Line to all that really THINK that its okay to CONTINUOUSLY make jokes about ones disability. There is no way that I am condoning his behavior whatsoever but isn't there a limit in the law on how many times you can break IT before they really do something to you? He reminds me of a little kid that gets away with something and just thinks well maybe I'll get away with it again and again and again.
JACK S.-- TOTALLY agree with what your saying he definitely needs that you know what where... into that direction but if he don't what then? In and out he goes. When does something make it stop if he doesn't? Ya know what I'm saying? I just think making fun of it ON-GOING is just cruel it actually makes me sick to my stomach.
Its not any different than getting drunk and driving which the whole tri-state area does.

Jack S

I sure hope he is not a father! Mr. Fuselier has had many opportunities to chose the right path or the wrong path in his life. Even though he knew which was the right path, he chose the wrong path because it was easier. By doing so he has made a mess of his life and turned his life into a joke. He thus should be treated as a joke until he decides he wants to practice some personal accountability.

drbantavery

This man is someone's son, brother, father, etc. People love him and worry about him. For their sake, as well as his, I hope he is able to get help. I look at his face and all I see is a man who is suffering.

fuzea01

Thank you now why cant people be just a little more like that. Again what hes doing is not right we know that Ive had a few choice of words myself but trashing him its just not right

corys1181

I don't care what you think rat there their they're THUGS worthless scum THUGS

River Rat

Think what you want, Cory. I'd rather hang out with any of the biker "gang" members in La Crosse than a one-legged, meth-addicted thief.

corys1181

Oh Ok you convinced me river rat there really good guys aren't they like I would listen to someone with the name rat in their name

River Rat

Go back to school and learn the difference between "there" and "they're". While you are at it, learn proper punctuation. Until then, your arguments are invalid.

Give them an inch and they'll take a foot. And then the whole leg.

fuzea01

Again Pathetic your aim is a few words of spelling. Your invalid and probably expired so much thats why you are on the computer degrading the unfortunate.

River Rat

Unfortunate? How in the world do you see him as unfortunate? He made those choices. I really doubt someone put a gun to his head and told him to grab that meth and try to out run police one one leg.

River Rat

The guys in the local clubs that I know personally are great guys. Family guys. Professional guys. They would bend over backwards to help anyone in need. How many of them do you know? What kind of bike do you ride? When was the last time you were at either clubhouse? How do you know for a fact that any of the club members are dealing meth, or any other kind of illegal substance? Like Mr. Fuselier, you don't have a leg to stand on.

fuzea01

You know what you ARE pathetic you hide your face behind a computer. Go put your slander towards a child molester cause you never know he might be living right next door.. If anyone has a problem its you and people like you that like to degrade people to there lowest until when thats all they wanna do is make wrong choices. Yes its all wrong! Its not right but you know the man upstairs let him live for a reason and he will conquer that in his own time but you get off your high horse cause there is no one on this green earth gonna or have made you GOD. How do you sleep at night? Oh thats right you dont your too busy hiding behind a computer picking on people with little childish sayings and seeing how much of a rise you can get out of people. Last time I checked you RAT this was the ADULT world. Yeah have a little fun but people like you like to push people over the edge. I hope my best friend Karma visits you real soon.

fuzea01

You know what you ARE pathetic you hide your face behind a computer. Put your slander towards a child molester cause you never know he might be living right next door.. If anyone has a problem its you and people like you that like to degrade people to there lowest until when thats all they wanna do is make wrong choices. Yes its all wrong! Its not right but you know the man upstairs let him live for a reason and he will conquer that in his own time but you get off your high horse cause there is no one on this green earth gonna or have made you GOD. How do you sleep at night? Oh thats right you dont your too busy hiding behind a computer picking on people with little childish sayings and seeing how much of a rise you can get out of people. Last time I checked RAT this was the ADULT world. Yeah have a little fun but people like you like to push people over the edge. I hope Karma visits you real sooon.

River Rat

Fuzea01, you are hiding behind a computer as well. And thank you for your concern, but I have been sleeping well lately. Do you know why? Because I sleep in my own house, in my own bed, and not in jail. Because I haven't taken meth and stole from anyone.

What a joke it is to invoke the name of God. Hey, if you think this guy is such an outstanding member of society, why don't you take him into your house and take care of him, in the name of God. Let me know how long it takes for him to rob you blind.

And as far as pushing him over the edge... I think that ship has sailed. He has gone over the edge and is not coming back. It's not my comments that are pushing him over that edge. I highly doubt he owns a computer or smart phone to read these comments. Those items were sold long ago to buy more meth.

See you in church.

soul kitchen

Bunch of out of work comedians, although I enjoyed the Keith Richards reference...

Jack S

They have loaned the leg to Aaron Rogers for this weekend

River Rat

The police should give his leg back. Otherwise, how is going to do the hokey pokey?

Jack S

I believe you mean walk in his shoe.

River Rat

Good one.

Kjunbee

U know u people make fun of someone that has list his leg for getting a terrible disease he was in hospital for over 4 months a man ain't the same when u loose a limb yes he has a serious problem an I hope they will give him the help he needs but u people don't know what he's been through u think it's all funny maybe y need to walk in his shoes

River Rat

I wonder if they have a kickball team in prison.

Jack S

Mr. Peg Leg is a repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat offender. He needs to make the commitment to change. Help is out there and he can take it at any time.. The only tragedy is that the taxpayers have to "foot" the bill for law enforcement time and incarceration costs for this one-legged crack head.

corys1181

or maybe the lacrosse police could address the meth problem and start keeping tabs on these joke of biker gangs in lax I'm sure these scum are peddling this garbage it's pretty well documented that this is their business

River Rat

Cory1181, I know the members of the "biker gangs" in La Crosse, and I can assure you that they are not selling meth. I think you watch too much Gangland on the History Channel, or too much Sons Of Anarchy.

The Last Word

Wow, looks like a rougher (if possible) Keith Richards, has only one leg, a meth habit and now in public housing... not a way to start the new year or to live a life. The leg puns are funny, but really, get this guy some help.

Sal Yodada

I'm glad that somebody is willing to stand up for this man.

Jack S

We all make choices as we hop down he path of life, and some choices involve consequences.
What would you say if during this chase he would have hit a family of 5 in a mini van and killed them all?

Jack S

Wow. Sounds like you are hopping mad and putting your foot down.
We all make choices as we walk, or hop, down the path of life now don't we? And some choices involve consequences. He is now - in jail and they did not give him back the prosthetic since he is considered a flight risk.

fuzea01

Wow, really must make yall feel real good inside getting your thrills off of someone who is handicap. Loose something like that and see how you handle it, some take it and some just cant handle it. Now we know who the bullys were in school.

River Rat

I have no pity for low-life meth addicts. Maybe someday he can kick the habit...if they give him his leg back.

fuzea01

I am prob just putting fuel on this fire but you know i have to say yeah its funny, yeah he looks bad, and yeah he really has a record but what the hell do you people have in your closet just because its not public if yall knew anything which you dont cause all you do obviously is sit on this finding unfortunate people to make fun of and humiliate even more. and yes hes my relation and its crazy but cant you have any finesse in the matter. no because its not your life he has a problem obviously dont yall have a family member with a problem. thats whats wrong with this world now everyone getting into everyones business and not cleaning up there own messes. Just back off and get a life.

River Rat

He was on his way to IHOP.

HonestAbe

Rat, but he only tips Ilene. hahaha

River Rat

I find that humerus, and if he goes back to the fence, he'll find his too.

River Rat

Oops. Humerus is an arm bone. Wrong limb!

Jack S

Definitely a Packer fan trying to get leg up on the competition..
The police went from following footsteps in the snow to following a footstep in the snow.

beaner64

I hope his bail doesn't cost him and arm and a leg!

Laser1

I heard the Vikings were looking for a running back!

Deadwood subscriber

Until proven guilty in a court of law, he is merely an _alleged_ criminal.

RJRKim

Let's see when he is released on a Signature bond !!!

lutefisk

you have to be pulling my....nah..too easy

corys1181

Stay out of the headlines and you won't be everyone's business

HatinOnHaters

Rat should care less about the one legged man and go back to what ever river he came from

River Rat

I really don't care at all, but your inflammatory comments made me curious. Period.

HatinOnHaters

Yeah driving high in your town yuppp im sure and who are you might i ask since you think you know everything.

River Rat

I know how to spell and use proper punctuation.

River Rat

Let me get this right--you want to know my name because you are under the impression that I am all-knowing. Is that correct, Hater?

Bullflap

Obviously the pursuing officers, in the end, had a leg up on him.

River Rat

He doesn't have a leg to stand on.

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HatinOnHaters

Yeah i suggest you shut your mouth its none of your business with this dudes record

River Rat

Now I'm curious. I am going to look up his record on CCAP.

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HatinOnHaters

nor anybody elses

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HatinOnHaters

Not any of your business to be looking up this dudes record, what if it was you you no life, read it if your gonna read it, then move on when your life instead of putting your input in something that doesn't concern you!!!!

River Rat

Why do you care? CCAP is public. Maybe related to the one-legged man?

HatinOnHaters

Because how would you like it if you were in his shoes and people were talking bad about you and you couldn't defend yourself. Maybe you didn't think that he does these things to help with the pain in his leg, yeah he has a name too.

River Rat

Don't worry about him not being able to defend himself. He'll get a public defender to defend him. And are you suggesting that I should feel bad for someone that lead police on a high speed chase through my town and was probably high on meth? What if he hit and killed a kid. YOUR KID! Would you still stick up for this guy? Maybe you should move on with YOUR life and choose your "friends" more wisely.

I couldn't care less about the pain in his leg. As far as I know, meth isn't a pain killer.

Johnny A

Thank you, Mr. Fuselier, for brightening up my day -- I needed a good laugh!

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