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Florida man steals sausage, jumps off bridge to avoid arrest

Published: Friday, April 07, 2017 @ 12:44 AM
By: Sarah Elsesser, Palm Beach Post

A Florida man allegedly stole sausage from a grocery store and then jumped off a bridge to avoid being arrested, police said. 

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David Randall Bertram, 41, was detained in Fort Walton Beach after police say he stole $10.38 worth of summer sausage from Publix, according to Northwest Florida Daily News

While Bertram was being escorted to the police car, he took off. He ran through a neighborhood, across lanes of highway traffic and onto the Brooks Bridge, the Daily News reported. 

“He then jumped off the bridge and to the ground, approximately 7 to 8 feet below,” police said.

But even that didn’t stop Bertram. Officers had to use their Tasers twice on Bertram before he was captured, the Daily News reported.

Bertram was charged with providing a false name while lawfully detained, shoplifting and resisting an officer without violence.