SYDNEY, April 10 (Xinhua) -- A man made a mad dash to the ocean late Sunday after racking up a huge bill at a restaurant on Queensland's Gold Coast in Australia.
According to the police, the 33-year old man ordered a large amount of seafood and alcohol from a restaurant on Seaworld Drive before making his escape without paying the bill.
The staff at the restaurant chased after the seafood thief as the man ran toward Main Beach and escaped, momentarily, into the water.
Police, with assistance from lifeguards, rode jet-skis into the water to apprehend the man who refused to come back to shore, forcing police to enter the surf and retrieve him.
Police charged the man with two counts of assault of a police officer and for the theft at the restaurant, and he will appear in court on Monday.