Running from the police is really stupid but swimming from the police is totally absurd especially if you are blazing on some drug. I bet it was meth'?
From the L.A. Times:
Soon officers, divers, police dogs and a helicopter were deployed. Still, the man kept swimming, initially heading south toward Silver Strand Beach, two miles away, before reversing course.
All night and early into the morning, the suspect swam, stopping occasionally to hurl an epithet at the officers, authorities said.