Watch This Heroic Grandpa Save The Day By Tripping An Armed Robber Being Chased By Police
by Tommy Gimler
For my grandfather, we consider him to be a hero every time he makes it to the bathroom without first crapping his Wranglers, but one elderly man in Ohio is being hailed as a hero today for a much different reason.
According to Yahoo! News, a Columbus man who wants to be known only as “Bill” gave police officers chasing an armed robbery suspect a huge assist when he stepped back with his right leg and tripped the perp, causing him to fall to the ground and giving police enough time to catch up to him in the process.
Grandpa Bill was spending the day at a public library with his granddaughter when he saw officers chasing Shawn Briggs. Bill said he saw Briggs running with his hand in his waistband and quickly assessed the situation. Fearing the worst, Bill said he had no choice but to do something to bring the chase to an end.
“I had one opportunity and I had to make the choice if I was going to act or if I was going to be a bystander,” Bill said. “He had a pretty good lead on your closest officer. He was coming my way so I got in his way to slow him down so you guys could get him. I just stuck my foot out.”
Officers praised Bill’s heroic actions over the weekend, saying that there is a good chance that his “fancy footwork” saved lives.
“It scares me to death what may have been going through that young man’s mind and I fear he, for a split second, had some very ill intentions,” Officer Scott Highland said.
It’s unknown which is going to be worse for Briggs going forward, the sentence he receives after his latest law-breaking affair or the hit his street cred takes.
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