Shark spotted swimming near man trying to escape police custody

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by UnfurleD, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    A North Carolina man allegedly attempted to elude police on Wednesday by diving into the ocean and swimming away -- but unknowingly he was 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.

    "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.
  2. UnfurleD

    UnfurleD Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2016
    drones can be a real bummer sometimes


    WHITEPOWERSURFER Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2017
    He knows a guy named Rodriguez.
  4. Wahoowa

    Wahoowa Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2009
    Balls like church bells. Send a crew of dudes like that to N. Korea and problem solved.
  5. sheetglass

    sheetglass Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2008

    WHITEPOWERSURFER Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2017
    Meth is a hell of a drug, but if you want superman strength try some PCP!
  7. Zeroevol

    Zeroevol Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    That shark isn't interested in that dude! Hope they tased his a$$
  8. bokey

    bokey Member

    Mar 10, 2014
    Meth, not even once.
  9. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    that was the coolest story iv seen in a long time,and I bet 3/4 of the people on here could not do what he did lol,kid swam over 2 miles out to sea non stop lol,i cant even run for 2 miles straight.the kid gave zero ****s and I salute him for it
  10. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012

    not all heroes wear capes
  11. LazyE

    LazyE Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2014
    Fuk the popo
  12. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    I can't believe some poster called "white power surfer" was actually allowed to remain long enough to have 145 posts lol
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  13. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Seriously ,I was thinking that very same thing! but its funny though!
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  14. nopantsLance

    nopantsLance Well-Known Member

    Aug 15, 2016
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