Police in Cape Coral, Florida, chased a suspect into a place none of them wanted to go … a canal filled with algae.
Police say they pulled the 22-year-old man over for speeding. Once he stopped the car, they say he got out and took off running before jumping into the canal in a bid to swim away.
Within seconds of splashing into the water as he fled police, Abraham Duarte realized he had made a mistake. Soon he was retching and pleading desperately for the help of the Cape Coral, Fla., officers he had been attempting to escape, figuring that even jail would be better than the slimy, toxic algae in which he was immersed. “Help me. Help me,” he cried. “I’m dying. I’m dying.”
A nearby resident loaned officers a garden hose to help clean off Duarte. He was taken to a hospital, where he was released shortly thereafter.
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