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Nimble Ponzi scheme Criminal escapes from the FBI in the most shocking way ever!

Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Rhood, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Rhood Gold Belt

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    A California man wanted in an alleged $35 million Ponzi scheme tried to flee FBI agents by hopping on an underwater “sea scooter” and taking it into a frigid lake, authorities said.
    Matthew Piercey jumped into a pickup truck when agents went to arrest him on Monday, leading them on a wild chase before eventually abandoning the vehicle on the shores of Lake Shasta, according to federal prosecutors in California.

    He then grabbed a Yamaha sea scooter, a motorized submersible device that pulls users at about 3.7 mph and took it into the cold waters, staying there for about 25 minutes, the Sacramento Bee reported. He was taken away in handcuffs after resurfacing.

    His arraignment on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and witness tampering was scheduled for Tuesday. If convicted, Piercey faces 20 years in prison and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
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    This dumbass should've bought that cloaking device from the car thief that stole the Kia Soul a few days ago.
     
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    Damn, he's young.
     
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    Can only imagine the 'The Hunt for Matthew Piercy' jokes that were being thrown around
     
  4. OrwellianNightmare Banned Banned

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    So this guy managed to get enough distance from FBI agents during a car chase to put on a full diving suit and submerge for 25 minutes. Wow that's pretty damn impressive.
     
  5. judoka loca Training to eventually grapple a bear

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    Imagine what was running through that guy's head as he cruised along underwater.
    At what point did he realize that he's an idiot
     
  6. Pliny Pete Puts Butts In Seats

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    But he didnt escape, though
     
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    Right when the Adrenaline of running the f away from the FBI wore off. No way someone's thinking straight when they're in a car chase, but yeah this guy was pretty damn determined not to end up in jail. I wonder if he had the diving gear and scooter loaded in the truck as a plan, but it seems like he didn't plan the escape very well. This could've worked if he picked a lake where he could've reached the other end of the lake. No way the FBI would know which end of the lake he would pop up in, and if he prepared a place beforehand to run into and take off his gear he might've survived a little longer as an outlaw. Not impressed by his performance.
     
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    If he pulled it off it would have been a pretty badass escape.
     
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