Woman tries using backstroke to avoid burglary arrest | News
SPRING HILL, Florida - A woman was arrested after detectives with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office said she tried to break into someone's house, then jumped into a river and swam the backstroke across to try to escape.
On Friday, December 21, investigators said Chelsea Lane tried to break into a home along the 6400 block of Richard Drive. She knocked and when no one answered, she allegedly went around back to try to break in, but the homeowner was inside.
"He chased her and she jumped into the canal at the Weeki Wachee River and actually did a backstroke and swam across the river and got out," said Denise Moloney with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
But deputies were waiting and arrested Lane, who admitted to numerous burglaries in the Spring Hill area and gave up her accomplice, Richard Leach.
"Their M.O. is they would knock on the door, and if nobody answered the door, they would go around to the back or to the side and either break the slider or compromise the slider, or one of the windows, and gain entry to the house and target jewelry," said Moloney.
According to investigators, they would buy drugs with the money received from pawning the jewelry.
Authorities said Lane has been charged for a total of six burglaries, Leach for four. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending.
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