CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Independent reports:

A historic algae bloom in Florida has caused environmental destruction — and seriously hindered a Florida man’s attempt to escape from police.

Abraham Duarte was allegedly attempting to run from police officers after being caught speeding, when he made a last ditch effort to lose them by diving into a canal.

The wild move might have worked — had the suspect not succumbed to a dose of algae he ingested while swimming away from land.