A North Carolina man chose an unorthodox route when attempting to flee police after a traffic stop this week.

According to reports, Surf City officers stopped Zachary Kingsbury, 20, and spotted what they thought to be drugs in his vehicle.

The suspect was able to make it to the ocean in an attempt to evade authorities and soon found himself swimming near a passing shark.

Video from a police drone captured the close encounter, but eventually lost sight of Kingsbury.

He was later found and arrested on suspicion of multiple drug offenses.

Here’s the video: