Netizens just love watching videos of high-speed chases, be it Tom and Jerry or a cop and suspect. Recently, Facebook users got hooked to a video released by Florida Police that had the potential to escalate into an adrenaline-filled pursuit, but it’s what happened during the act that has people rolling with laughter.
Well, as it happened, a man was stopped by a cop for overspeeding. He did stop but didn’t want to get arrested. So, after parking his vehicle, the man tried to flee as he jumped into a nearby waterbody, with the cop tailing him closely. Just that the water he jumped into was so filthy and infested with algae that he came rushing back to the same officer for help! Karma, anyone?
According to a press release by the Cape Coral Police Department, the man later identified as Abraham Duarte. “The officer gave chase and found that Duarte jumped into a canal and began swimming away. Several other Cape Coral Police officers saturated the area and set up a perimeter,” it read.
“Duarte was overcome with the algae in the water after he swallowed some and quickly began swimming back to the original officer that stopped him,” it added. The video released by Cape Coral PD showed he extending his hand to be pulled out of the water. The cop rescued him but only to handcuff him.
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People were left in splits seeing the video and many lauded the cop for helping him and clearing the algae off him.
The suspect also fell sick and taken to a nearby hospital after he ingested algae from the waterbody. He was subsequently cleared and transferred to Lee County Jail.