VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL (WSYR-TV) — A Bridgeport man was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 6, for allegedly attempting to “surf” in his pickup truck at a closed beach in Florida.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Jason Brzuszkiewicz of Bridgeport had driven onto New Smyrna Beach without paying the proper tolls and drove into the ocean.
Police say Brzuszkiewicz ignored a sign reading “Do not enter” and drove around a closed gate.
The Sheriff’s Office had shared footage of the arrest on X, formally known as Twitter, that went viral.
In the video, Brzuszkiewicz can be seen driving his truck up and down the beach in the ocean, waves splashing the side of the car and the roof at one point.
Bodycam footage later shows Brzuszkiewicz who told the deputy, “It’s not my fault the truck don’t surf!”
Deputy Jenkins explained to Brzuszkiewicz that the beach was closed to traffic because the tide was too high and told Brzuszkiewicz that he failed to pay the fee, and was placed under arrest.
“Fantastic,” one deputy replied, saying “That’ll make the Facebook page today.”
Brzuszkiewicz was charged for failing to pay the access fee to bring his vehicle to the beach and was transported to Volusia Branch Jail with a bond of $200. The vehicle was also towed.
County records also show Brzuszkiewicz was booked into a Volusia County jail on Wednesday, Feb. 7 on charges of possession of a controlled substance (without a prescription) and paraphernalia.
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