January 28, 2010

Christopher Schaumburger - Burglarized Two Homes Before Attempting To Flee In Paddleboat

Christopher Schaumburger Jail Booking Report

Palm Harbor, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Christopher Schaumburger, a 20-year-old Florida man was arrested Monday after he allegedly burglarized two homes in his boxer shorts and then tried to flee deputies in a paddle boat.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Schaumburger was arrested 200 yards off-shore in Lake Tarpon after he robbed two homes and then tried to flee in his boxer shorts using a paddle boat.

Investigators say Schaumburger first burglarized a resident's home when he broke the homeowner's window around 9 a.m., leaving a pair of sunglasses behind.

Schaumburger was then discovered inside another resident's home a short time later after the homeowner awoke to find Schaumburger ransacking his home.

When Schaumburger was confronted by the homeowner, he fled the premises, hopped on a bike and peddled the way.

Although the homeowner gave chase, and eventually caught up with Schaumburger, he backed off and called authorities when Schaumburger produced and threatened him with a pocket knife.

Investigators say Schaumburger fled down the street to a dead end - where there was no place to go except to hop into a paddle boat and attempt to flee across the lake.

Deputies arrived on scene - and with the aid of a Sheriff's Office helicopter, was able to locate Schaumburger as he was crossed the lake wearing nothing but boxer shorts.

Deputies took Schaumburger into custody after using another docked paddle boat to catch up with him.

He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on charges of armed burglary, dealing in stolen property, burglary, attempted burglary and aggravated assault. He is currently being held in lieu of an $85,000 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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mrbowtie said...

LMAO, this guy is a pedaling fool! First a bike and then a paddle boat? I have tried one of those paddle boats before. WHEW! If you pedal as hard and as fast as you can for 20 minutes you only go about 100 feet lol. He would have been better off to have swam for it. I am sure the paddle boat gave him a good cardio workout though.

Atom said...

lol, this seems like it should be a Reno911 skit. low-speed paddleboat chase

Ida_Slapter said...

Seriously, They went to the expense of a helicopter to chase this tweaker?

There's never a coastguard destroyer around when you need one.

holly said...

LoL I was gonna say the reno 911 thing but like a stupid comedy movie. lol

Polaris said...

hahahah Ida - that's what I was thinking! A helicopter? for a paddle boat? hehehe... i just picture Chief Clancy Wiggim trying to paddle boat

magnificentjay said...

i hear Dueling Banjos....

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