Minnesota police chase ends up on golf course

Car chase on golf course
Car chase on golf course

MOORHEAD, MN (WDAY/CNN) — People hitting the links at a golf course in Minnesota got a huge surprise Tuesday when a fugitive pickup truck comes barreling down the fairway with several cop cars in hot pursuit.

And a golfer caught it all on his cell phone camera.

“My eyes got about the size of golf balls,” Cody Fuller said.

Hearing about a high speed chase is one thing, but seeing it is really something else.

“I looked at my wife and I told her, I was like that’s my video, I took that,” Fuller said.

Fuller was definitely in the right place, at the right time.

“All the lights and sirens were going,” Fuller said.

He was golfing at Village Green Tuesday night, when he found himself smack dab in the middle of a car chase.

“Turned around and he jumped the ditch and got on the course and I guess chaos just broke loose after that,” Fuller explained.

The driver plowed through fairways and greens with police trailing behind, a helicopter overhead, and golfers gawking in disbelief.

“Yeah it was pretty crazy, especially for the golfers out here to see that coming down,” Michael Beyer said.

“There were people running. I could see in the distance people scattering and running all over the place,” Fuller said.

Now golfers are back out and grounds crews are cleaning up what he ruined.

“Looks like we’re just coming up on some tracks now. Looks like if he would’ve went a little faster, he would’ve got some water,” Village Green Asst. Superintendent Mike Schroeder said. “I was surprised at how not damaged it was. I was expecting worse.”

While Fuller carries the intense images he captured from the night before.

“I’m still kind of in shock about it. Living around here you don’t see something like that every day,” Fuller said.

“Should’ve been on the driving range huh?” Schroeder joked.

Grounds crew members say most of the damages have been repaired.

The chase ended at the West Acres Shopping Center in Fargo, North Dakota. 33-year-old Kendall Scott Feist of Bismarck was arrested and booked in Cass County Jail for his outstanding felony warrants, which include drug-related charges. He also faces felony charges for fleeing police and criminal damage to property.

Moorhead police are now conducting an internal investigation as to whether officers followed correct protocol in following the suspect onto the golf course.

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