German cop hops on kid's bike to pursue, nab suspect

AP News
Posted: Aug 17, 2016 9:51 AM

BERLIN (AP) — Four wheels bad, two wheels good.

That's what German police must have thought when their car got stuck on a narrow path while pursuing a moped-riding suspect. Rather than give up, one of the officers jumped on a child's bike and successfully chased down and arrested the 27-year-old suspect.

Police say the suspect, who had evaded a traffic stop Tuesday in the southern German town of Bamberg, was found to be carrying drugs and driving under the influence.

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Police spokeswoman Silke Gahn said Wednesday the officer, after the arrest, gratefully returned the 22-inch bike he had borrowed.