Shoplifting suspect rescued from nearby creek in Whitehouse

Suspect in water nearly and hour before rescued

A Lucas County, Ohio police department conducted a water rescue for a shoplifting suspect early Wednesday.

Deputy Chief Todd Kitzler says around 2:30am officers were attempting to question a suspected shoplifter when he fled on foot before jumping into Swan Creek near Weckerly Road and Finzel Road.

Police say 23-year-old Connor N. Lake of Eber Road in Whitehouse had been in the water for about an hour when the Whitehouse Fire Department deployed a swimmer to assist with recovery.

Lake is questioned in a theft at the True North Shell Station on Weckerly Road in Whitehouse.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released.

Lake is lodged in Lucas County jail on felony obstructing official business and misdemeanor failure to comply charges.

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