Monday, November 16, 2020

California man used an underwater Seascooter to try to evade capture by police investigating $35 million ponzi scheme

When FBI agents went to arrest [the suspect], 44, of Palo Cedro near Redding on Monday, he hopped in a pickup and led them on a chase that went off-road twice, prosecutors said. He eventually stopped on the shoreline of Lake Shasta, north of Redding.

“Then, [he] abandoned his truck near the edge of Lake Shasta, pulled something out of it, and swam into Lake Shasta,” federal prosecutors wrote in court documents calling [him] a flight risk. “[He] spent some time out of sight underwater where law enforcement could only see bubbles. He remained in the frigid water for approximately 25 minutes.”