Florida Man Attempts Getaway At “The Getaway”

Things took a wild turn Saturday when a man fleeing police ran into "The Getaway" restaurant and bar. WFLA's Christine McClarty reports.

(WFLA/NBC News) — A Florida man is facing multiple charges after attempting a getaway at “The Getaway” restaurant and bar.

A simple traffic stop Saturday afternoon started a wild chain of events and led to a multi-agency manhunt with people looking for the man who fled in the air, on land and in the water.

A Florida Highway Patrol sergeant said they were trying to stop 38-year-old Rashad Cutler for a tinted windshield when he tried to get away.

Cutler parked at The Getaway jumping in the water and swimming to hide in the mangroves of a nearby island.

Helicopters flew overhead as K9s searched the area during a multi-agency manhunt with the Florida Highway Patrol, Coast Guard, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife taking part.

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