Northamptonshire Cop Borrowed A Bike While In Pursuit To Catch a Drug Dealer
A cop in England commandeered a guy's bike to chase down a drug dealer, and his chest cam got the whole thing on video.
Can I Borrow Your Bike?
Quick-thinking Northamptonshire police officer, PC Lewis Marks, has been lauded for his novel pursuit method in a recent drug arrest, as bodycam footage released online reveals. In the video, PC Marks is seen commandeering a bicycle from a member of the public in order to chase down a suspect, eventually catching and arresting him.
The incident unfolded in a local park where the suspected drug dealer, on a bicycle, attempted to elude PC Marks' patrol car. When the patrol car could proceed no further, Marks initially gave chase on foot. Recognizing the difficulty in outrunning the suspect, Marks borrowed a bicycle from a bystander, enabling him to close the gap and apprehend the suspect.
Catching The Drug Dealer
After a brief bicycle chase, PC Marks strategically forced a collision with the suspect’s bike, causing both to fall. He promptly arrested the suspect on the spot and expressed his gratitude to the bike's owner, returning it undamaged.
Following a thorough search, the suspect was found to possess a large sum of cash and phones carrying messages linked to drug supply. An ensuing CT scan uncovered a hidden Kinder Egg toy case in the suspect's body, containing wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.
Video Of The Chase
The 28-year-old suspect later pleaded guilty to two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Further charges include escaping lawful custody, acquiring, using, and possessing criminal property, as well as being involved in the supply of cocaine and heroin.
Consequently, the suspect appeared at Northampton Crown Court on Friday, where he was sentenced to a three-year and eight-month jail term.