Tour de force for policeman after suspect’s bike blunder
A man was arrested after his own bike was used in a police pursuit.
A slow-witted crime suspect who abandoned his pushbike was arrested after a police officer used it to chase him down.
The unnamed officer was praised by colleagues on Twitter after a West Midlands Police response team posted a video of the arrest in Birmingham.
The Birmingham East Response team’s account said the man, believed to have damaged a shop front, made off on foot after seeing a police car.
Here at Birmingham East response, we love commandeering vehicles.— Force Response (@ResponseWMP) July 29, 2018
Imagine being a crook, halfway through a crime, and seeing a police car. You drop your bike and run away, only to see a cop chasing you down on your own pushbike 😂
1 in custody for smashing a store front up. pic.twitter.com/X5OjKabA92
Chief Superintedent Chris Todd, director of intelligence at West Midlands Police, messaged the response unit to compliment them on “great work”.
“Everyone’s got the #TourdeFrance2018 bug!” he tweeted.