Allentown Police Department Rescue Man from Canal, Charge Him With Providing False ID, Disorderly Conduct

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ALLENTOWN, PA – Allentown police officers on patrol noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked inside Canal Park and upon further investigation noticed a woman and man near the treeline. As officers approached, the man fled and jumped into the canal to escape.

Once in the water, officers realized the man was in distress and having problems staying afloat, Allentown police officer Phil Shedaker jumped into the canal to rescue the man who fled from him moments earlier.

After pulling the man to shore, the man provided officers with false information.

Pablo Acevedo Santiago, 21, was cited for disorderly conduct and providing false information to a p police officer.