Police in the Outaouais say a man who called himself “Ray-Ban” drove an SUV into the Ottawa River and threw his wallet at police before being arrested on Friday.
MRC des Collines-de-l'Outaouais said they were called to Gold Mine Road in the Pontiac region Friday after hunters reported seeing a man drive his SUV into the Ottawa River, jumping out just before it hit the water.
Police said the hunters went to check on the man when he grabbed one of their rifles and tried to steal an ATV to get away.
However, police said the hunters were able to reason with the man and take back their rifle, at which point the man left on foot.
The man was found hitchhiking on Gold Mine Road by an MRC des Collines officer, so he threw his wallet into the officer’s face and ran to a nearby home where he tried to steal another vehicle.
A resident of the home and that officer were able to subdue the man.
Police said the 19-year-old told police his name was Ray-Ban, but later in the evening they were able to figure out his real name.
They said the man, who had no criminal record, is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 3, 2014, when he’ll face charges including theft, attempted theft of a vehicle and assault with a weapon.
Police said they suspect drugs were a factor.