(RNN) – Sometimes it takes a little fancy footwork for police to catch a suspect. Sometimes that help comes from a citizen.
Columbus, OH, police were chasing a suspect with “a lengthy criminal record,” when a man identified as “Bill” was coming out of a library with his granddaughter.
Quickly sizing up the situation, the grandpa, balancing on his cane, stuck out his back leg to trip the 18-year-old suspect. His timing was perfect.
“He had a pretty good lead on your closest officer,” he told police. “He was coming my way so I got in his way to slow him down so you guys could get him.”
Police had him cuffed a few seconds later.
“Police recovered a Glock 9 MM pistol with a high capacity extended clip containing 29 rounds,” a police statement said.
The suspect went back to jail. No one was injured.
“Thank you ‘Bill’ for sticking your leg out for us,” the police said on Facebook.
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