A Criminal Jumped in a Lake, so Cops Chased Him Down in a Pedal Boat

If you’re running from the cops, try not to switch to increasingly slow methods of transportation.  Two idiots in Canada robbed a bar on Friday and took off together on a motorcycle.  But they had to ditch it after they crashed into a cop car that was chasing them.  (It happened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, near Maine.)

One of them got arrested nearby, but the other guy took off on foot, and then decided his best chance was to swim to freedom.

He jumped in a small lake, and tried to swim to the other side to get away.  But it turned out he isn’t a strong swimmer and couldn’t swim very fast.

Two cops hopped in a pedal boat they found and started chasing him across the lake.  Another cop jumped in a canoe, and a fourth cop found a paddleboard to use.

By the time they got to him, he was struggling to keep his head up, and close to drowning.  So they tossed him a life vest, pulled him out, and took him to jail.  No word on what they’re charging him with.

(Here’s a photo.)


(SaltWire / CBC)