Man accused of having sex with horse leads cops on wild ‘half naked’ dash

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A man who allegedly had sex with a horse sparked a wild police chase with his daring prison escape, which saw him sprint across a river in his boxer shorts.

Jonah Barrett-Lesko, 25, was caught "half-naked" in the Animas River in southwestern Colorado – just a mile away from where he escaped La Plata County Jail on Tuesday, September 21.

The sneaky convict was reported missing after police received a phone call about a man in a prison jumpsuit near a retail store on Tuesday.

But Barrett-Lesko was caught after Police Chief Bob Brammer, spotted him running along the river just 20 minutes after his escape, the police chief told the Durango Herald.

“That’s what really attracted my attention to him because you don’t see half-naked people running through the woods in their boxer shorts,” he said.

The chief said he and another officer were led on a police chase, back and forth the river, before more officers arrived at the scene and surrounded him, reports the New York Post.

It was reported that Barrett-Lesko had been in the rec yard alone at the time of his escape and managed to jump over a wall.

“There’s a video of him going up the wall, and then using his feet on one side and back on the other side,” Sheriff’s Lt. Pat Downs Downs told the paper.

"It appears he got out of some small hole in the upper fenced-in area of the old rec yard.”

Barrett-Lesko first made headlines when he was caught on camera allegedly having sexual intercourse with a horse during the middle of the night at a fairground on June 17.

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As part of a plea deal, the animal cruelty charges were dropped and Barrett-Lesko was locked up for trespassing charges in connection to several burglaries, according to KRQE.

He is expected to be charged with felony escape in due course.

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