Man Steals Paddle Boat to Evade Police, Then Sinks

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27-year-old Mark Steven Rood, who was a wanted fugitive, opted to unsuccessfully use a paddle boat during his attempts to evade cops.


In a rush to escape, the diversity of getaway vehicles used by criminals is astounding. A paddle boat is one prime example.

27-year-old Mark Steven Rood, who was a wanted fugitive, opted to use a paddle boat during his attempts to evade cops. Waterford Police along with Michigan Department of Corrections agents arrived at Rood’s father’s house, trying to locate the suspect. As a result of a probation violation he was considered a felony fugitive.

Cops immediately noticed Rood speaking with his father in the driveway. Once Rood noticed that law enforcement had caught up with him, he immediately fled the scene on foot.

Officers gave chase and followed the suspect to Lake Oakland, which is where he hopped in a neighbor’s paddle boat. He tried to flee on the water, however the attempt horribly failed as the boat capsized and sank.

Rood fell in the water and was forced to swim ashore, which is right where officers were waiting to cuff him. Rood was taken into custody and so was his father, as the proud papa did everything possible to block officers from chasing his son during the initial pursuit.

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