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Triston Kindle, 16 and Rose May, 15, are accused of engaging in a three-state crime spree

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June 08, 2015 02:20 PM

Two Ohio teens on the run were arrested in West Virginia on Saturday after they jumped into a river to escape police, only to realize they couldn’t swim all the way across.

Triston Kindle, 16, and Rose May, 15, are accused of engaging in a three-state crime spree that included stealing at least two vehicles, robbing ammunition from an Ohio Walmart and injuring a Pennsylvania police officer, according to police, CBS News reports.

The teens were finally caught after six days on the lam when they jumped into the Ohio River to escape police. But when they realized they couldn’t make it across the river, they swam back – straight into the arms of waiting authorities.

The alleged crime spree began last Monday when Kindle and May stole a truck in Ohio, police say.

From there, they went to Pennsylvania, where they ditched the truck and stole yet another car, authorities say. They tried to rob a gas station but were stopped by an officer.

That man tried to stop the car as the two teens drove away and ended up being dragged several feet. He sustained minor injuries.

Authorities have not said what they believe the motive to be. The teens’ parents are traveling to West Virginia to meet with police about their children’s arrests, the Associated Press reports.

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