The escape plan that almost worked!

It happened when Franklin County deputies were called out after a father and son came home to find a dude (a criminal dude!) in their living room!

The criminal dude took off on foot through knee deep snow. This chase lasted -- amazingly -- 4 hours! Deputies called off the hunt when night temps dropped and the winds picked up.

But the best part of this little news nugget is: THEY ALREADY KNOW THE CRIMINAL DUDE'S NAME. He won't be free for long.

Push the Criminal Dude button to read the whole story.