Wanted Man Leads Fla. Deputies on Chase Into The Ocean

By: AP
By: AP

COCOA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- 5-12 -

A man running from authorities jumped into the Atlantic Ocean, where a sheriff's helicopter used a spotlight to hunt him down.

Deputies arrested 30-year-old Ryan Prebor Wednesday night after
searching the Atlantic Ocean along Cocoa Beach for 40 minutes.

The chase began after investigators confronted Prebor while he
was working at a beachside restaurant. He was wanted on charges of
dealing in stolen property and providing false verification of

Prebor ran from authorities, who chased him several blocks
before he "ran straight into the water."

It wasn't his first police chase. In 2005, records show he led
police on a car chase that ended with 17 charges against him.

This time, Prebor was charged with resisting arrest without
violence. He's also been linked to an armed robbery.

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  • by Thwarted Escape Location: Wakulla County on May 12, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    Was the assailant escaping on a riding lawnmower. There is one missing in Wakulla. It is a John Deere. If seen please call OU812
  • by Boat Captain Location: St Marks on May 12, 2011 at 07:33 AM
    The first 3 miles = State Waters The next 9 miles = Federal Waters He would have had to swim 12 miles from the nearest Coastline.
  • by dog Location: gone on May 12, 2011 at 06:59 AM
    Where are the SHARK'S when you need one ?
  • by swim4it Location: Valdosta on May 12, 2011 at 06:35 AM
    Just think, if he would of swam straight out for 9 miles, he would have been in international waters. The TV show "And I almost got away with it" could have fitured his story.
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