And just like that, an enforcement operation became a rescue.
It started out as a routine traffic stop. Until cops found his stash. This bro made a break for it and thought he was clever by jumping into the ocean.
It turned into quite the stand-off, too.
But he ran into a problem bigger than any prison sentence would have caused while he was in the water.
Because sharks aren’t really interested in ‘Miranda Rights’.
Zachary Kingsbury, 20, was a good swimmer, too, because it took three hours before Surf City Police could find and arrest him.
He was nearly a mile off shore when a police drone lost contact with him, police say. Drone video released Thursday showed Kingsbury was trailed by a 5-foot-long shark for a time, about 60 feet away. (The shark is seen swimming parallel to Kingsbury, in the lower right of the video.) It is unclear if he knew the shark was close by. — Charlotte Observer
Here’s the footage of him being tailed by the shark.
The Coast Guard got involved.
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“After 60 minutes of flight time, Kingsbury was over 4,000 feet offshore and visual contact was lost. At that point, the operation became a rescue operation,” said a statement from Surf City Police.
The search eventually grew to include Pender EMS, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Surf City Fire Department and the North Topsail Beach Police Department, police said.
Finally, around 7:45 p.m., North Topsail Beach Police arrested Kingsbury at the Wicker Avenue beach access in North Topsail Beach. Some stations reported he had to be convinced to come to shore. — Charlotte Observer
Well nobody’s gonna call him a wuss, anyway.
He was pretty motivated to keep at it so long. What kept him going?
Kingsbury is now in the Pender County Jail. Records show he is from Lynnwood in Washington. He is charged with resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine and up to half an ounce of marijuana, jail records show. — Charlotte Observer
If he made better choices, he’d never have been in that mess.
Maybe he’ll get his hands on this, and get sorted out.
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