Florida man arrested after trying to flee deputies on riding lawn mower

A Florida man who avoided an arrest earlier this year by diving into a swamp was not so lucky when deputies returned for him Saturday — and he tried using a riding lawn mower as a getaway vehicle, authorities said.

Dusty Mobley, 40, of Holt, kicked a John Deere riding lawn mower into “high gear” while he attempted to lose pursuing deputies with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, according to a department statement on its Facebook page.The chase ended when deputies shot Mobley with stun guns, the sheriff’s office said.

“When taken into custody Mobley had a revolver and a handcuff key in his possession, along with a pipe with methamphetamine residue,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Mobley’s hometown, Holt, is about 40 miles northeast of Pensacola, in Florida’s panhandle.

Update: Turns out the John Deere lawnmower Mobley was trying to outrun deputies with had been reported stolen. The victim has been contacted.

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A Florida man who avoided an arrest earlier this year by diving into a swamp was not so lucky when deputies returned for him Saturday — and he tried using a riding lawn mower as a getaway vehicle, authorities said. Dusty Mobley, 40, of Holt, kicked a John Deere riding lawn mower into “high gear”…

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