OAKDALE, Minn. - After an extensive search, a missing Minneapolis man was found safe late Friday night, according to State Patrol.
Authorities say they found Chris Simondet around 10:30 p.m. near a Denny's restaurant near I-94 and Highway 120 in Oakdale after receiving reports of a person at that location yelling and attempting to wave down traffic.
Police say a sheriff's deputy used a taser when Simondet resisted being taken into custody. He was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Chris's brother Matt Simondet says some people are upset Chris was tased, but the family is not.
"We understand it takes extreme measures to deal with these situations at times. [Christopher] is very strong and would not have gone easily," said Matt.
Christopher Simondet, who has a mental illness, went missing Sunday when he went for a walk with his brother's dog, a Renaissance bulldog named Diesel.
Diesel was found on Friday after Christopher's friends saw the news. They had been watching Diesel since Wednesday. The Minneapolis Police Department and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension had asked for help on Thursday in locating the pair.
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