A man’s hope of evading a domestic violence charge was dashed when he dove into the ocean after a car chase and attempted to swim away. He ended up clinging for his life to a post of the Garden City Pier.
The Garden City Pier is my very favorite. As much as I love the ocean and this pier, I simply cannot fathom jumping in and swimming out beyond it. I mean, that’s asking to either a) acquire a nice-sized hook in your neck, b) get a chunk taken out of you by the sharks that are known to frequent the waters surrounding the pier, or c) drown.
For this reason, Jerry Lee Thompson, Jr. gets my ‘balls of the day’ award. Congrats Jerry – hope it was worth all the barnacle cuts and scrapes.
I have to agree with you that driving to the beach, getting out of the car, and jumping in to the water attempting to evade police seems very odd and unlikely to be successful. All I can say is DUH… Thank you for sharing a funny story, at least from the dry side of the pier.
October 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm
The success rate at this does make one wonder. 🙂 I found it very funny too, and still can hardly believe it.
October 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm