Traverse City Record-Eagle

Community News Network

November 30, 2012

Police chief jogs, then runs down a burglar

DALTON, Ga. — Police Chief Jason Parker was out for his morning run when he noticed something unusual – a possible burglary in progress. It ended in a foot chase and the arrest of a man suspected of theft.

It started when Parker  spotted a man carrying a large bag of items across a neighborhood street. As the officer  approached the man,  the suuspect sped up, and cut through a yard.

The chief didn’t have a cell phone with him but asked a couple also out on a morning stroll to call police. Parker shouted out t to the man, who quickly  dropped a few items and took off. But it was no match as Parker, an avid runner, soon caught up with the 48-year-old man and held him down until other officers arrived.

“I just reacted the way any of our officers would,” Parker said of the incident. “What started out as a chance encounter resulted in a great team effort.”

The man was charged with obstruction of an officer, burglary and theft.

---

Details for this story were provided by The Dalton (Ga,) Daily Citizen.

1
Text Only

Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot