One suspect lost his pants while being chased by Florida police, but remained completely naked for hours, police said.
According to the Suwanee County Sheriff’s Office, police responded on July 2 to a home in Branford, where 50-year-old Jesse Lamb of Gainesville was reportedly refusing to go.
While police were on their way, they learned that Lamb had an active warrant for failing to appear in court in 2021 for driving with a suspended license.
When police arrived at the residence, they saw Lamb running from behind the residence to the Suwannee River, but in a pair of shorts. The deputies followed him until he jumped into the river and swam towards the floating dock, under which he hid.
Officers demanded that Lamb come out from under the dock, he did, but according to the sheriff’s office, swam again.
The sheriff’s office said, “Jesse told deputies that he was surrendering, but we already know that Jesse is not a man of his word because he promised to appear in court in 2021 and did not.” “
As he swam away, Lamb lost his shorts and “was now diving skinny,” as he headed for another dock and hid under it.
For the next few hours, police “played hide-and-seek with Jesse,” as his head would suddenly appear from under the dock, disappearing again, police said.
Police said a neighbor stuck an underwater camera under the dock, confirming that he was still there.
The sheriff’s office said Lamb eventually made a break and made a bee-line on the other side of the river, but was captured in the dock owner’s boat by a deputy in his birthday suit, assisted by the dock owner.
He was taken to the Suwannee County Jail. He is accused of resisting arrest without violence and failure to appear.