Poor Choice of Get-Away Vehicle: Pedal Boat

A burglar in Palm Harbor, Florida was unable to escape from police, even though he cleverly hijacked a pedal boat:

Deputies said Schaumburger fled down a street with a dead end at Lake Tarpon. With nowhere to go, authorities said he hijacked a docked pedal boat and tried to escape across the lake.

A Sheriff's Office helicopter was called in. According to the arrest report, the helicopter crew reported that "there was a lone male pedaling the boat dressed only in boxer shorts, and the boat appeared to be taking on water."

Deputies enlisted the help of resident Robert Putnam, whose pontoon boat was docked at the lake, to intercept Schaumburger.


Link via Lowering the Bar | Photo: flickr user Joe Shlabotnik, used under Creative Commons license

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