Tuesday, August 26, 2008

criminal triathlete

From the Star Tribune. I swear this wasn't me.

Criminal 'triathlete' flees Minneapolis police

Authorities say a would-be thief led Minneapolis police on a chase through water and on land.

Police say the man was caught trying to steal items from inside a car last Thursday in the 25-hundred block of Hennepin Avenue. The owner of the car saw the man inside her vehicle and called police. Authorities say the man took off on a bicycle.

Police later spotted the suspect on Girard Avenue, at the south side of Lake of the Isles. Authorities say the suspect ran, and then jumped into Lake Calhoun. He swam to a nearby sailboat that was docked in the lake.

Police negotiated with the man to swim back to shore. When he eventually agreed, police arrested him and took the man into custody.

He's being held on suspicion of fleeing police and motor vehicle tampering.

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