Man accused of stealing alcohol at golf tournament, fleeing

February 3, 2020 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of stealing alcohol at the Waste Management Phoenix Open fled from event workers, climbed a fence and jumped into a canal, where he was rescued and then arrested, according to police.

Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster said that 20-year-old Quinn Jamieson was accused of stealing alcohol at the golf tournament midday Saturday and was chased inside the event by staff.

Hoster said Jamieson climbed a barbed-wire fence near the canal, jumped in and swam for about 10 minutes. He was unable to get out on his own but Scottsdale firefighters rescued him around noon.

Jamieson was arrested on suspicion of theft, trespassing, disorderly conduct, consuming alcohol as a minor and other related charges, Hoster said.

Jamieson was in a Scottsdale jail until Sunday morning, when he posted bond, according to Hoster.

Hoster did not have details about how much alcohol Jamieson was accused of stealing.

It was unclear Sunday if Jamieson had a lawyer. He did not have a listed phone number where someone could be reached to comment on his behalf.