Florida Man Arrested after Trying to Outrun Officers on John Deere Lawnmower
Reports say that an Okaloosa County, Florida man now faces multiple charges after deputies deployed tasers to subdue him while he attempted to flee on a John Deere riding lawnmower. This apparently was not the man's first run in with authorities, as he previously evaded arrest by diving into a swamp.
According to reports, one Florida man now sits in the Okaloosa County Jail without bond after his multiple run-ins with law enforcement.
Authorities reportedly say that in January, the now-arrested man had gotten away from law officers who were attempting to ask him about a stolen boat valued at $40,000. Deputies found the man on the boat in question in a swamp along the Yellow River. But, per reports, the man dove off of the side of the boat and disappeared into the swamp in order to avoid being put behind bars.
The Florida man's luck ran out more recently, when authorities located him on a riding John Deere lawnmower. Still, the Florida man refused to go down without a fight and kicked the mower into high gear in an attempt to escape arrest once again per reports.
After refusing to stop the John Deere lawnmower, the Florida man was tased by authorities and arrested. Once in custody, authorities reportedly found a revolver, a handcuff key, and a pipe containing methamphetamine residue on the man.
After the arrest, the Florida man reportedly faces multiple charges including grand theft and felony criminal mischief along with other charges.
See the full report from @WFLA on Twitter below.