MAN FLEES POLICE BY SWIMMING A MILE OUT TO SEA AND IS PURSUED BY A SHARK!!
A traffic stop turned into a multi-agency sea rescue after a suspect attempted to flee from police officers by taking to the open ocean.
Surf City police officers stopped 20-year-old Zachary Kingsbury. Police spotted contraband in Kingsbury’s vehicle and asked him to step out of his vehicle.
Shortly after police began interviewing him, Kingsbury took off on foot, heading towards the beach
Kingsbury had been swimming for nearly an hour and was more than 4,000 feet off the coast.
That’s when the chase became a rescue operation to save Kingsbury from the shark
He was arrested and transported to the Pender County Jail. Kingsbury was charged with resisting arrest and possession of marijuana and meth. He is being held on a $20,000 bond.