Earlier today in Australia, that land of epic coastlines, scary things, and questionable decisions, a man in a police chase drove his car into the goddamn ocean. There's no information yet on the driver's thought process, although it appears to have been a last-ditch effort to escape authorities. It turns out you can't magically keep driving around the edge of Australia without ever stopping for gas. After leading police on a sandy two-hour chase, he took a hard right turn into the briny shallows, as you can see in this very subtly watermarked video:
According to The West Australian, the car is believed to be stolen, because, duh, nobody is going to drive their own car into the ocean unless it's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Oh! Maybe he thought he was driving Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and that his vehicle would suddenly transform into a boat once it hit water, perhaps magically sprouting a singing Dick Van Dyke to comfort him in his time of need.
Police had to wade into the ocean to pull the guy out, where he was standing on top of the car, getting battered by waves. Maybe his plan all along was just to get some policemen to walk into the ocean? If so, this criminal foray was a rousing success!