Police chase ends with 'X-Factor' hopeful jailed

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Posted: Apr 16, 2013 5:38 PM

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana say a chase after a stolen Pontiac Grand Prix ended with a forced spin-out and the arrest of a man who said he took the car because he had to get home and to a second audition for the Fox reality show "The X Factor."

Detective Daniel Seuzeneau (SOO-zuh-noh) says 20-year-old Orrion Wilson, of Jacksonville, Fla., was in the Slidell jail Tuesday, awaiting transfer to another jail and a bond hearing. The chase was Monday night, one day after open auditions for the singing contest in New Orleans. Slidell is across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans.

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Seuzeneau says Wilson was booked with aggravated assault on a police officer, theft of a motor vehicle, theft over $500, criminal damage, resisting an officer, and aggravated flight from an officer.

A Fox publicist had no immediate comment.