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Police: Man fled from crash, found swimming in Boca Raton canal

Posted at 8:45 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 08:45:29-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who fled a traffic crash and was the target of a search was found swimming across a canal in Florida.


News outlets report the man crashed into a woman's parked Ford Flex in Boca Raton on Tuesday around 8 a.m.


Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir says the man begged the woman not to call the police and ran away when the woman called anyway.


According to a police report, authorities later found the man swimming across the canal.


He was arrested shortly afterward. It's unclear what the man was charged with or if he has a lawyer.

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