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Police Reel in Naked Fugitive in Lake County

(Lake County, IN) - The Indiana Toll Road in Lake County was the scene of a harrowing police chase on Monday afternoon.


Shortly before 3:30 p.m., an Indiana State trooper slowed down to check on a 1993 Ford Escort on the side of the interstate. The driver quickly sped off, evading police. After making a U-turn, reports indicate the driver fired shots at police.


After leaving the tollway, the suspect ditched his car and his clothing and tried to hide in the Little Calumet River. But K9 officers and a police helicopter kept tabs on the naked fugitive until he surrendered.


He was identified as 38-year-old Carlos Santiago of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Police say Santiago’s wrong-way driving caused an interstate crash injuring multiple people.


Santiago is being held in the Lake County Jail. He is also wanted for questioning by police in Wisconsin.

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