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Published April 26, 2012, 10:23 PM

Rothsay man accused of stealing car in bizarre chase

Rothsay, MN (WDAY TV) - It’s a bizarre story that stretches from Wilkin to Otter Tail Counties.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

It’s a bizarre story that stretches from Wilkin to Otter Tail Counties. A Rothsay man is accused of stealing a woman's car, running over the woman as she tried to stop him, and then crashing the car.

It started about 6:30 Wednesday night in Rothsay. Wilkin County authorities say Joseph Schleeter stole a car from Ole and Lena's pizza and when the woman tried to stop him, he ran over her arm. She was taken to the hospital.

They say Schleeter drove into Ottertail where he crashed the car on I-94 near the County 24 bridge. Authorities say he needed to be retrained to keep him from running into traffic. He was taken to the hospital in Detroit Lakes.

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