Man runs into ocean to try and avoid paying restaurant bill

He grabbed a six pack of beer before swimming out to sea

Christopher Hooton
Monday 10 April 2017 10:23
A teenager jumps from the jetty during a heat wave at Glenelg beach on 13 January, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia
A teenager jumps from the jetty during a heat wave at Glenelg beach on 13 January, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia

A Brisbane, Australia man was apprehended by police on jet skis on Sunday night after trying to dine and dash into the Indian Ocean.

Terry Peck, who goes by his rap pseudonym 2Pec, allegedly enjoyed a $261 AUD meal at Omeros Bros Seafood Restaurant, which included two lobster mornays, 21 oyster shooters, a baby octopus and six Coronas, before stealing another six pack from the nearby Surfers Paradise restaurant and - chased by staff - swimming out to sea.

Concerned for the man's safety due to his intoxication, according to the Brisbane Times, police pursued on jet ski and salvaged Peck from the water.

"Police will allege they attempted to negotiate with the man to exit the water by himself, but he refused," Queensland Police said in a statement. "Police were then forced to enter the water and apprehend the man, bringing him back to shore without incident."

One of 2Pec's songs, which includes the line "Fuck the police":

The man was released on bail and is due in court on 4 May.

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