KEY POINTS

  • Florida resident Daniel Christopher Booth hides underwater to escape police
  • Booth, 36, was accused of selling methamphetamines
  • Booth holds breath under the water in a pond
  • Officers arrest Booth when he came out for air

A Florida man accused of selling drugs attempted to escape arrest on Wednesday by holding his breath underwater but was arrested when he came up for air.

MacClenny, Florida resident Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, was accused of dealing methamphetamines and was issued a warrant of arrest from Baker County.

The Suwanee County Sheriff’s Office provided an account of the incident in a Facebook post.

According to the Daily Mail, Booth was at work in a solar plant when a sheriff’s deputy arrived to make the arrest.

The suspect attempted to escape by hiding under the water in a nearby pond and was captured when he came out for air.

“Now we can only assume that Mr. Booth has seen one too many action movies and thought he could hide from the K9 teams from Suwannee CI and Mayo CI by hiding under the water in a pond,” the sheriff’s office said in the post. “He didn’t take into account he’s not a fish and had to come up for air and was quickly captured.”

The New York Post reported that Booth was taken into custody at the Suwanee County jail and was booked with additional charges.

Lake Naegleria fowleri infects people when water contaminated with the amoeba enters the body through the nose. This usually happens when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places. Photo: Sabri Ismail/Pixabay