Courtesy Idaho State Police
COEUR D’ALENE — A Washington man was arrested with water up to his neck in a lake after he allegedly refused to stop for police and tried to hijack a vehicle.
Idaho State Police dash camera footage obtained by EastIdahoNews.com shows what happened moments before the man ran into the lake and was taken into custody.
The incident unfolded Tuesday along U.S. Highway 95 Cocolalla Lake north of Coeur d’Alene as 44-year-old Jacob Gopal Cunningham allegedly ran from troopers. Cunningham tried to open the driver’s side door of a black Jeep stopped on the highway’s shoulder.
“The driver of the Jeep attempted to drive off, but the suspect held onto a lowered window,” ISP said in a news release. “The trooper witnessed the Jeep stop again, the suspect let go and continued to run. Troopers are hoping to find the driver of the Jeep.”
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