NYPost A North Carolina man allegedly attempted to elude police Wednesday by diving into the ocean and swimming away — but was unknowingly just feet away from a shark while trying the brazen escape. Zachary Kingsbury, 20, was pulled over for a traffic stop just before 5 p.m. in Surf City, according to WECT. He allegedly tried to escape when officers spotted illegal contraband inside the vehicle and asked him to exit the car. Kingsbury jumped into the ocean and began swimming away, leading to an hours-long standoff, officials said. Within an hour, Kingsbury was reportedly 4,000 feet from the shore, and the Surf City Police Department launched a drone to track the escapee. A North Carolina man allegedly attempted to elude police Wednesday by diving into the ocean and swimming away — but was unknowingly just feet away from a shark while trying the brazen escape. “At that point, the operation became a rescue operation,” police said in a statement. But as police were trying to save Kingsbury, they noticed a shark swimming near the man, drone footage showed. Police were able to nab Kingsbury about 7:45 p.m., according to the Charlotte Observer. “I would’ve drowned after 10 minutes…dude’s an animal,” a witness wrote in a Facebook post. Kingsbury was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, and possession of marijuana of up to a half an ounce.
A North Carolina man named Zachary Kingsbury was pulled over by police, and knowing he had drugs in his car, he jumped into the ocean in an attempt to swim away. Police monitored the progress of Kingsbury’s daring sea escape with a drone, and on the footage, a shark shows up and investigates if Kingsbury is a potential meal. Kingsbury is lucky, if this crime fighting shark was feeling hungry, he would not have stood a chance in the open water. If you are running from the cops you should probably stay out of bodies of water, we have seen one story out of Florida where a criminal on the run from the cops was brutally attacked by an alligator after jumping off a bridge, and another story where a burglar hiding from cops was killed by an alligator. Apparently you can occasionally outrun police, and you can occasionally outrun predators, but outrunning both at the same time is extremely difficult.
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