Suncoast:  Watch as police rescue a man that threatened to jump of the Skyway after a police pursuit

Photo: Manatee County Sheriff’s Office
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Suncoast:  Watch as police rescue a man that threatened to jump of the Skyway after a police pursuit

 

 

Scott Rapson was seen swerving all over State Road 64. The police tried to pull him over and he began a high-speed chase, which ended on the Skyway. The police deployed stop sticks, but they did not stop Scott at all.

 

Eventually Scott stopped on top of the bridge and climbed over the barrier. Two officers distracted Scott as another came around an grabbed him. Scott was arrested on a DUI and fleeing to elude.

 
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SKYWAY RESCUE: A man lead deputies on a pursuit & nearly ran over a deputy before driving to the top of the Skyway Bridge & climbing on the edge barrier wall. With both feet over the edge, deputies pleaded with him & pulled him to safety. Our aviation unit captured the rescue: