This is just one of those stories you can’t make up. I hope they make it into a movie. A really short, stupid movie.

According to, a man in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand stole a bike, then stole a car, was being chased by the police to the beach where he grabbed a surfski and headed out to sea, only he forgot two important things: a paddle and a pfd.

The escape quickly turned into a water rescue. Classic. Read the full story here by Phillipa Yalden. Classic. Simply classic. Photo from Stuff credited to SUNLIVE

We’re happy no one was injured in his capture.