07/19/2013 02:02 pm ET Updated Jul 19, 2013

Brion Kriss Allegedly Runs, Bikes, Swims Away From Cops, Gets Tasered

Police say an Illinois man ran the getaway triathlon Wednesday morning when he tried to flee, first on foot, then on a bicycle, and finally by diving into the ocean.

Brion Adam Kriss, 23, allegedly hit a parked car in Rehoboth, Del. with his vehicle around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, WUSA 9 reported. When cops showed up, they say Kriss brandished a knife before speeding away, according to The Independent.

Kriss allegedly crossed the border into Ocean City, M.D. before losing control of his car, hitting two other vehicles before crashing into a telephone pole and injuring a pedestrian.

Police say Kriss jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot before stealing a bicycle and riding to a nearby mall, officers tailing close behind him.

Cops called in reinforcements that included a Maryland State Police helicopter and a K-9 unit.

Once he got to the mall, officers say, he jumped off the bike and assaulted multiple officers before diving into the nearby bay, according to WBALTV. Officers in pursuit say they had no choice but to use a Taser and rubber bullets to subdue Kriss on a small sandbar in the bay.

Kriss is facing a slew of charges in both Maryland and Delaware, as well as fugitive warrants from his home state of Illinois, according to an Ocean City Police Department news release.



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