Man steals cell phone, is tracked down by police, gives the phone to the police and then jumps into Pensacola Bay in Escambia, Florida and drowns. Johnny Cortez Hall, apparently could not swim.

A man drowned over the weekend after diving into Pensacola Bay to escape law enforcement, according to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office social media post. When deputies made contact with Hall, he handed the stolen cell phone over to deputies before fleeing to the dead end of Baylen, where he dove headfirst into the Baylen Slip Marina. A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said officers were attempting to locate a life preserver or an object to extend to Hall when he disappeared beneath the surface.

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