Originally Posted by keep it simple
Seriously though Larry, is this detritus smart enough to fake his own demise in public?
He's wasn't a doofus, but how smart can you be jumping wakes in 50 degree water? I don't think this was staged. He just got out of jail not too long ago. He could have left the country. It's a pretty problematic way to fake a death, making that kind of a spectacle and all. Fifty degree water is unforgiving. He would have to have some sort of underwater escape means nearby, along with a scuba tank, and how do you stay warm?. That's the kind of stuff you see in the movies. And the tugboat wake had to be a random incident. It just doesn't seem probable at all. Too many things to go wrong, too many witnesses, with seriously dangerous conditions.
I can think of many safer ways to fake one's death.