Homeowner who found Joseph Jakubowski: "He seemed lost"
Fugitive was camping on man's land
1:07 PM, Apr 14, 2017
6:28 PM, Apr 14, 2017
Law enforcement officials were bracing for a violent confrontation when they eventually found Joseph Jakubowski, but the homeowner who was the first to make contact with him paints a very different story.
Jakubowski was camped out on Jeff Gorn's Vernon County property Thursday night when Gorn found him and spoke to him for an hour.
"The one thing he said over and over is that, 'no one listens to me,'" Gorn said. "It may be that now they will because of all of this. He did say, 'you're the first person who's listened to me.' He seemed very exhausted after we talked. There's a lot of stuff that came out. I hope he does get the help that he needs."
Jakubowski had set up a tarp for the night and Gorn asked him to leave in the morning.
Gorn said he became concerned and called authorities after Jakubowski kept repeating "there's no going back."