The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department arrested a man Sunday morning at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Porto Marina Way who reportedly ran into the ocean after initially being questioned for aggressive panhandling and suspicious behavoir.
The man came back onshore voluntarily, was arrested without incident and no one was hurt, according to Lt. James Royal of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station. It was later found the man - described as 18 years old, Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5'2'' and 125 pounds - was wanted on a $75,000 domestic violence warrant.
Palisades Patrol reported at 10:33 a.m. that LASD broadcast they were at the intersection questioning a man for panhandling and providing false information, when at that time the man pushed a deputy and took off on foot northbound on PCH toward Gladstones.
Royal said sheriff's did not give chase, but did try to reestablish contact with the man before they saw him run onto the beach and into the water, swimming northbound. Multiple units responded to the scene, including the Los Angeles Police Department and county lifeguards.
At approximately 11:02 a.m. the man swam back to shore and was voluntarily taken into custody, according to Pali Patrol.
Royal said the incident remains under investigation.