Man's 'action movie' stunt to escape police seriously backfires

Man's 'action movie' stunt to escape police seriously backfires

There's a reason why so many movies and TV shows out there feature the disclaimer: 'Don't Try This At Home.' Unless you're a trained stuntman with the expertise and training necessary to pull off dangerous stunts, then you probably shouldn't bother attempting them, and especially not when you're being chased by law enforcement.

However, this week a particularly dumb criminal was left red-faced when he tried and failed to do an 'action movie stunt' in a bid to evade pursuing police officers.

On the morning of January 15, 36-year-old solar power plant worker Daniel Christopher Booth, who hails from MacClenny in Florida, was working a shift when he got wind that a warrant was out for his arrest for his dealing of methamphetamines. Booth decided to make a hasty getaway, which is when things all went wrong.
With cops hot on his heels, Booth attempted to hide under the surface of a pond near to his workplace. Unfortunately, he was unable to hold his breath very long, and officers from the Suwannee County Sheriffs Department, aided by tracker dogs, quickly spotted and apprehended him.

In a later Facebook status, the department uploaded a picture of a cuffed and shirtless Booth, which they captioned: "Earlier this morning we got word that Daniel Christopher Booth, 36 years old from MacClenny, Fl, had warrants for his arrest from Baker County for selling methamphetamine and was at work at the solar power plant on Hogan Road."

They continued: "When Deputy Wadford arrived at the solar plant, Mr. Booth decided that he didn’t want to go to jail and tried make his escape and ran away. 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 🤦🏻‍♂️. [sic]"

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They added: "He didn’t take into account he’s not a fish and had to come up for air and was quickly captured. Mr. Booth was transported to the Suwannee County Jail soaking wet and with additional charges related to his not so great escape."

Per tabloid newspaper The Daily Mail, Booth has several prior convictions on drug-related charges and was sentenced to 20 months in prison in 2013 for selling meth.