When police responded to a man acting suspicious and possibly trespassing on boats at a pier, the suspect proved that he hadn’t spent much time on an escape plan.
Yes, that’s the suspect driving his truck directly off a cliff into the frigid water in Oregon. He was treated for hypothermia and is facing charges of burglary and attempting to evade police among other things, according to the local NBC affiliate.
After the truck hit the water, the man reportedly tried to swim away before thinking better of it and returning to shore.
“I think that the officers expected that he was going to run out of road and turn around and come back. They weren’t expecting he would actually drive off the pier,” Deputy Chief Eric Halverson of the Astoria Police Department said. “It’s not something we see.”
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