“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” For many people around the globe, ‘James Bond’ is not just a movie, it’s an emotion. The iconic secret agent’s charming personality and suave style are both magnificent and inspiring. However, no one can escape the law even if they try doing things the Bond-style.
Recently, a California man accused of financial crimes tried to evade the FBI by attempting a James Bond-like underwater escape. The man, identified as Matthew Piercey, was being investigated by federal agents for an alleged $35 million (259cr 96lakh approximately) Ponzi scheme by his company, Family Wealth Legacy, reports Times Now.
However, as the law finally caught up to him, the 44-year-old attempted to make a high-tech escape. He first fled by car and then jumped into a lake using a sea scooter. Matthew tried hiding from agents underwater in the frigid lake. Eventually, agents noticed bubbles on the surface for around 25 minutes before he emerged and was arrested.
According to BBC, police medics then examined Matthew for hypothermia and gave him dry clothes. He has now been charged with wire and mail fraud, money laundering, and is facing 20 years in prison.
Just in case you are wondering, a sea scooter was used for the underwater battle sequence in the 1965 James Bond film ‘Thunderball’. What do you think about this odd escape plan? Tell us.