A 38-year-old Florida man on a stand-up electric scooter was arrested Wednesday after fleeing from Deputies and then jumping in the water.
According to deputies, Jose Junior Vigil, 38, of Ocala, was charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators say Vigil crossed U.S. 1 on Stock Island at approximately 2:47 a.m. on a scooter with no lights.
Deputies attempted to stop the man as he traveled south toward Key West on the sidewalk. Vigil refused to stop for Deputies and continued to drive to a hotel near the entrance of Key West where he fled on foot.
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Deputies attempted to shock Vigil with a Taser but were not successful.
Vigil then jumped into the water and refused to come out.
Deputies say that a responding Key West Police Officer convinced Vigil to get out of the water.
A small amount of marijuana and multiple plastic baggies were found in Vigil’s possession.
Vigil was booked into the Monroe County Jail with no bond.