A Possible Darwin Award Finalist
By Wyatt Earp | August 2, 2009
Let’s hear it for jackass criminals!
Police and rescue workers called off a search at 8 p.m. today for a man who jumped into the Schuylkill River near Conshohocken as he attempted to evade police following a crash on the expressway. Police did not see the man re-emerge from the river.
Five cars were involved in a minor accident on the eastbound side of the Schuylkill Expressway in Lower Merion Township around 2:30 p.m., police said. When troopers arrived to investigate, a man involved in the crash gave a trooper false identification, police said.
When police questioned him further, he fled, crossing the east- and westbound lanes of the highway. The man then bounded over a concrete barrier and ran toward the river, state police said tonight.
The trooper pursued the man and saw him start to swim across the river, state police said. Police did not see the man get out of the river.
The man, who was black and described as in his early 20s, had short, brown hair and tattoos on both arms, police said. (H/T – Philly.com)
This toad probably doesn’t realize this, but dozens of people drown in the Schuylkill River every year. You don’t want to jump into it, especially with street clothes on – and especially the day after a torrential rainstorm. The chances of finding this guy alive are slim, in my opinion – all because he didn’t want to be questioned by the po-po.