Suspected Burglar Captured in Santa Monica by LAPD

CNS News
September 10, 2019 - 3:18 pm

 LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A burglary suspect who ran from officers in Venice waded through the ocean surf and walked into Santa Monica before officers were forced to go into the water and collar him.

The man ran from officers who tried to arrest him around 1:50 p.m. in the area of Paloma Avenue and Ocean Front Walk pursuant to a warrant alleging burglary, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

With officers following him on the ground and a police helicopter crew hovering overhead, the suspect waded through the water a few yards from the ocean's edge, heading north.

He occasionally broke into a jog as uniformed officers kept pace with him on the sand. At least once, the officers ran toward him, prompting the suspect to run into deeper water. The officers then backed away and continued following him north.

The man eventually crossed into Santa Monica and was approaching the pier when officers scrambled into the water and took the struggling suspect into custody about 2:25 p.m.