Sandusky police got a call earlier this week that a teen was seen breaking into cars in a condo parking lot. Cops arrived around suppertime and immediately spotted the youth closing the door of a white SUV. The 14-year-old returned their gaze and booked.
After an intense game of cat-and-mouse (read: waiting for the kid to make a mistake and wander into their grasp, because old men tucker out easily), the band of Cedar Point Chief Wiggums established a perimeter, only to realize the teen wasn't in the area.
That's when they found him prone against a breakwall near the water. And that's when our little Aquaman made the decision to continue his getaway via water. It did not go well.
“After swimming approximately 15 feet from shore the male began shouting for help,” a Sandusky police report said. “Officers began to take measures to recover the male from the lake ... (but) ... the male was able to make his way back to shore where he was taken into custody without incident."
“He went under a couple times,” Lt. Richard Braun said. “We were ready to go in after him.”
“We busted him doing the same thing at the same time of night in the same place just a couple weeks ago,” Braun said.
If only he had remembered to steal some arm floaties from one of the cars.