One man’s crime wave! Moment Florida crook (temporarily) faster than the police on his JET SKI
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers drew the man on his jet ski for a manatee zone violation
- He then sped off the scene with his watercraft, prompting FWC officials to give chase in their boats
- The suspect dropped his jet ski on the shore and fled on foot
- He was eventually picked up by the police in Hallandale Beach and is now charged with resisting arrest and fleeing and dodging
- Officers found out he was also wanted by US Marshals over a federal parole violation
Dramatic video shows Florida man Eric Tukes (pictured) on the run from authorities Monday night on his jet ski in the waters off Miami
Dramatic video shows a Florida man fleeing from authorities on his jet ski.
The high-speed chase took place in the waters off Miami Monday night and ultimately ended in the arrest of the suspect, identified as Eric Tukes.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers first put Tukes in the water around 8 p.m. due to a manatee zone violation, according to Local 10.
Tukes then flew off on his jet ski, prompting the officers to give chase in their boats.
Footage from the caper shows Tukes speeding his watercraft across the surface of the ocean as three separate FWC ships chase them with their sirens.
The chase, which is now going viral on social media, was captured by a witness using a drone.
The high-speed chase took place Monday night in the waters off Miami and ultimately ended in the arrest of the suspect, later identified as Eric Tukes.
The chase continued for some time, with Tukes speeding north on his jet ski and crossing the waters of Miami-Dade County into Broward County.
Police helicopters were also used to investigate the suspect.
Tukes drove his jet ski to the shores of Hallandale Beach before dropping the craft and attempting to flee on foot.
He was eventually detained by local police officers patrolling the area.
The chase continued for some time, with Tukes rushing north on his jet ski, crossing the waters of Miami-Dade County into Broward County.
The arrest took place outside the home of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, who was left dumbfounded by the scene.
“We saw a police car come through our channel and then there were helicopters,” she told Local 10, recalling the commotion.
After he was arrested, agents learned that Tukes was wanted by US Marshals for a federal probation violation.
He is now additionally charged with resisting arrest and fleeing and dodging.
Patrol officers managed to catch Tukes outside Hallandale Beach’s house Mayor Joy Cooper, who was left dumbfounded by the scene