BREMERTON — A Kitsap County man who avoided a house arrested sentence by cutting off his electronic monitor bracelet was forced to call police for help when he became stranded in the Puget Sound after the tide came in quicker than he’d expected.
According to the Kitsap Sun, a 44-year-old man was sent back to jail after police discovered he’d cut off his court-mandated electronic monitoring system when they went to rescue him from a rising tide. The man was on the beach near Olympic College in Bremerton when a rising tide stranded him out on a sandbar and he wasn’t able to make it back to shore. Realizing he’d eventually go under the water as the tide kept coming in, the man was forced to call police for help, the Sun reported.
Police arrived and aided the man as he made his way to shore. After helping him, they realized the man was slated to be under electronic monitoring for a DUI and driving with a suspended license. They asked him what he was doing outside, and the man admitted to cutting off his ankle bracelet midway through his home arrest sentence.
The man was arrested and his sentence was increased. He is now serving time in Forks City Jail for the slip up, the Sun reported.