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Man wanted for selling meth attempts ‘movie stunt’ escape from cops by hiding underwater in a pond

#notRambo: Man, 36, wanted for selling meth attempts ‘movie stunt’ escape from cops by hiding underwater in a pond – and is arrested when he comes up for air

  • Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, of MacClenny, Florida, was taken into custody 
  • Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office announced arrest on Facebook on Wednesday
  • Booth was wanted by authorities for allegedly selling methamphetamine 
  • Deputies drove to Booth’s job at a solar plant in Suwannee County on Wednesday
  • When Booth saw deputies, he fled the plant on foot and dove into a pond
  • Sheriff’s office said Booth held his breath underwater in the pond to avoid arrest
  • Eventually, he came up for air and was taken into custody by authorities 

A Florida man who was wanted for allegedly selling methamphetamine tried to avoid arrest by holding his breath as he hid underwater in a pond while deputies searched nearby.

Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, of MacClenny, Florida, was at work on Wednesday morning at a solar power plant in Suwannee County.

But when a sheriff’s deputy arrived at the plant, Booth decided to make a run for it, according to the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office. 

He saw a nearby pond and decided he to try to evade arrest by hiding underwater.  

Daniel Christopher Booth, 36, of MacClenny, Florida, was taken into custody by Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday morning

The sheriff's office said that Booth tried to avoid arrest by holding his breath underwater in a pond near his place of work in Suwannee County

The sheriff’s office said that Booth tried to avoid arrest by holding his breath underwater in a pond near his place of work in Suwannee County

In 2013, Booth was sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling methamphetamine

In 2013, Booth was sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling methamphetamine

But there was no escape from canine units deployed by law enforcement officials who quickly tracked him down.

Booth ‘didn’t take into account he’s not a fish and had to come up for air and was quickly captured,’ the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office posted a photo showing a deputy escorting a handcuffed and shirtless Booth out of a wooded area near the pond.

On its Facebook page, the sheriff’s office announced the arrest and added the hashtags #actionmoviesarenotreallife, #NotRambo, #mistakesweremade, #thatsnothowanyofthisworks, and #BreathingIsNotOptional.

Court records show Booth has served time in prison for drug-related offenses.

In 2013, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling meth and other related charges.  

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