Man leads Fond du Lac Police on chase before returning home

Still image from video provided by Brandon Cwiklinksi.
Still image from video provided by Brandon Cwiklinksi.
Michael Schultz, chase suspect
(Photo: Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office)

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) – A 67-year-old man identified Friday as Michael Schultz has been arrested following a chase in which he almost hit two police officers, according to the Fond du Lac Police Department.

On Thursday Fond du Lac police went to the 200 block of 19th St. to arrest a man who was wanted for a crime in Glendale.

The man wasn’t home, but police waited for him to return.

The man returned and stopped his vehicle by two parked squads. As officers went to talk with him, he drove away, nearly hitting the police.

The driver led officers on a high-speed chase that stretched beyond the city limits, reaching speeds of 100 mph.

“People see it on the news or they see it on a TV show and they think that these chases are exciting, but they’re not,” said Assistant Chief Steve Klein of the Fond du Lac Police Department.

He tells us the chase ended when Schultz drove back to his home on 19th St.

“It’s not something that officers look forward to having to get involved with,” Assistant Chief Klein said. “There’s just so many things that could possibly go wrong.”

No one was hurt. Gary Baker says that’s a relief. He was at home when the chase blew through his quiet neighborhood.

“I’m thinking there must have been ten or twelve squad cars all with their lights and sirens going,” Baker said. “[I’ve] never seen anything like it before in my life.”

Police are asking the district attorney to charge Schultz with first-degree reckless endangerment, attempted battery to a law enforcement officer, fleeing and resisting.

He’s also facing charges for the unrelated crime in Glendale.

Video courtesy: Brandon Cwiklinski

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