Chritopher Pfister. Photo via Cpae Coral Police Department

Cape Coral man eludes police through canals, arrested after tip from alert citizen

Cape Coral police say they arrested a man that ran from officers and jumped through different canals before a tip from an alert citizen led to his arrest.

Police say Christopher Pfizer, 24, was riding his bike in the area of Vincennes Court and Miramar Street when an officer witnessed him ride through a stop sign.

When the officer ordered for him to stop the bike, he fled from the officer towards a Winn-Dixie parking lot before heading back towards Vincennes Ct.

A few minutes later, a resident at 1304 Miramar Street told police dispatch that a man matching Pfister’s description was seen running through her backyard and then hid in a staircase at her condominium complex.

The resident confronted Pfister, and he took off running and jumped into a canal and swam across.

After swimming to the other side of the canal, Pfister was approached by an officer who commanded Pfister to stop but he ran away again jumping back into the canal.

For about the next half-hour, Pfister continued to elude police by refusing police commands to stop. Officers approached Pfister who continued to evade police behind the residence of 5406 Coronado Parkway.

Eventually Pfister was hit with the TASER and was taken into custody by police without anymore incident.

Pfister was charged with an outstanding warrant, Loitering and Prowling, and Resisting LE Without Violence.

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