Coral Gables

Accused Gables Burglar Swam Through Canal to Evade Officers: PD

Coral Gables police have arrested an alleged burglar that they say went for a swim to escape officers Friday night.

According to a police report, 37-year-old Byron Drink was scene by officers swimming up a canal behind a home in the 5200 block of Orduna Drive.

Police say they were dispatched to the area after getting complaints of a man attempting to break into the home.

After Drink ignored commands to swim back towards police, officers circled around the property and detained the accused burglar by gunpoint.

Witnesses say they saw Drink attempting to break into the back of the house with grill tongs.

According to the report, Drink has two outstanding warrants and now faces burglary charges.

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