SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A wanted man dodged cars, ran under a semi-truck, and hid out in a muddy ditch while trying to avoid law enforcement on Tuesday.
Seminole County Sheriff's Office had a helicopter watching from above, giving a play-by-play to deputies on the ground for a suspect they say had just been involved in a car accident. Instead of sticking around, investigators say that he ran off, finding a break in westbound I-4 traffic and sprinting across.
The driver of a semi-truck on the inside left lane had to stop his rig, as the suspect ducked under his vehicle. He continued to dart into the eastbound lanes, narrowly avoiding being hit by cars. A deputy eventually ran up behind him with his gun drawn as the suspect ran down a ditch.
It is not the gun or the deputy's commands that got him to stop though. It was the weeds growing over his head stopping him in his tracks.
The suspect, 28-year-old Randolph Moses, made his first appearance before a judge on Wedneday. He faces charges of fleeing and eluding police and resisting an officer. No bond is set.
Investigators in Duval County ask that Moses be extradicted back to Jacksonville, where he has a warrant for a parole violation. That is likely the reason he risked his life running away from a minor fender bender.
This story was written in Orlando, Florida.