Around 12:30 p.m., deputies responded to assist the Ormond Beach Police Department on a report of an in-progress theft of a jet ski. The suspect (Ronald Williams, DOB 3/4/1974) had been unable to get the watercraft started, but decided to float away on it anyway.

SWIM! Florida Man Steals Jet Ski But Didn’t Know How To Operate Jet Ski

Around 12:30 p.m., deputies responded to assist the Ormond Beach Police Department on a report of an in-progress theft of a jet ski. The suspect (Ronald Williams, DOB 3/4/1974) had been unable to get the watercraft started, but decided to float away on it anyway.

A 48-year-old Florida man was arrested after stealing a jet ski that he didn’t know how to operate. I will also note, that he didn’t know how to swim either.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday deputies with Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded to assist the Ormond Beach Police Department on a report of an in-progress theft of a jet ski.

The suspect, Ronald Williams, 48, had been unable to get the watercraft started, but decided to float away on it anyway.

According to deputies, a family was about to head out on the water for the afternoon, but instead, they allowed deputies to take their boat over to the suspect, who was still floating in the Intracoastal Waterway trying to get the jet ski started.

The body-worn camera footage can be seen below:

Williams was taken into custody without incident and the jet ski was returned to its owner.

“Just want to say THANK YOU to an Ormond Beach family who let our deputies interrupt their Sunday afternoon to apprehend a suspect on a stolen jet ski,” said Volusia County Sheriff’s Office in a social statement.

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