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Florida meth suspect caught after hiding under the water in pond

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 13:13:39-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla.  — A Florida sheriff’s office said a man wanted for selling methamphetamine tried to escape using some evasive tactics comparable to an action movie.

Earlier this month, the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office said Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, of MacClenny, Florida, had warrants for his arrest in nearby Baker County.

When a deputy arrived at his place of employment, law enforcement said Booth tried to escape and ran away.

The Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office said, "we can only assume that Mr. Booth has seen one too many action movies and thought he could hide from the K9 teams from Suwannee CI and Mayo CI by hiding under the water in a pond."

Deputies said Booth "didn’t take into account he’s not a fish and had to come up for air and was quickly captured."

Booth was taken to jail soaking wet and with "additional charges related to his not so great escape."