Cross Dressing Criminal Caught

A man, dressed as a woman, led state and local authorities on a high speed chase through nine Connecticut towns Friday night.

At least one 9-1-1 call came into the Wolcott Police Department from a concerned residents who reported seeing a woman forced into a white van.

When police caught up to the van, the driver sped off, leading police on a 24 mile chase with speeds upwards of  95 mph.

Police eventually used stop sticks to blow out the tires of the van and it came to a stop in Woodbridge.  Police saw the driver run from the van wearing women's clothing.

But, there was never a woman in the van.  Richard Fameiglietti, 39, of Ansonia was located by State Police K-9's in the woods on Route 69 and Bishop Road around 9 p.m.. 

Fameiglietti was found shirtless, wearing ladies pantyhose with scratches all over his body.

"The suspect ran into a big thatch of thorns.  He is covered from head to tow with scratches from the thorns", said Wolcott Police Captain Dominic Angiolillo.

When asked why he refused to pull over, Fameiglietti told police his license was under suspension and he was embarassed about the way he was dressed.

Farmeiglietti was taken to the hospital as a precaution.  He faces numerous charges including evading police.

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