Escaped Meth Addict Caught In New Ulm 30 Sep 11

A man under the influence of methamphetamine was on the loose in New Ulm briefly on Thursday after fleeing from authorities outside the Brown County Detox Center. The unidentified man fled from an ambulance at just before 3pm. He was wearing no shoes at the time, and was found by New Ulm police in front of Wells Fargo Bank downtown shortly after the escape. He reportedly refused to comply with the arresting officers until an officer approached him with a taser. He then allowed himself to be taken into custody and was taken back to detox. A 72-hour medical hold for the man had been issued from the Jackson Hospital.