HOUSTON - A man who allegedly stole a delivery truck was arrested after trying to get away from police by swimming in Greens Bayou.

Houston police say the man stole a furniture delivery truck Thursday morning and when officers tracked down the truck, he bailed and left it near Market Street in east Houston

The man then jumped into Greens Bayou and tried to swim away but eventually grew tired and asked for help.

He was recovered from the bayou and is in custody. Police say EMS was on the scene and took the man to the hospital. His injuries are unknown at this time.

Police also said the company he stole the truck from had security cameras that caught him and the truck had GPS so officers tracked him the entire time - up until he jumped into the bayou that is.