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Old 02-11-14, 05:02 AM
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Thief takedown

Just saw this on my news home page.

Nice take down of a thief on a bike!

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/cops-...054502315.html
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Old 02-11-14, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Daveyates View Post
Just saw this on my news home page.

Nice take down of a thief on a bike!

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/video/cops-...054502315.html
Saw this on the news this morning, I think I'll show it to the grandkids and tell them "This is what happens when you don't wear your helmet." Helmets are mandatory for under 16, but rarely obeyed here.

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Old 02-11-14, 06:25 AM
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That guy needed a little something more under the helmet.
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What's the deal.... some sort of sting? How did the cops know this guy was going to "break-in"? And what kind of robbery does a person commit on a bike? The only things that guy could have been hauling away..... would have to had been in such small amounts to never justify such a use of police resources. Was the guy some sort of serial killer or something?

Just curious.
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Old 02-11-14, 07:02 AM
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Breaking and entering. If it had merely been a bike theft, the police wouldn't have been there at all.
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Old 02-11-14, 09:22 AM
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More details and video from the local Sacramento TV news team that shot the video.

CBS13 Cameras Capture Dramatic Takedown of Sacramento Suspect

Kennedy was booked for outstanding warrants, fleeing from police, burglary and felony assault on a police officer. Those warrants were for offenses involving the taking of a vehicle. The warrant was issued in December, more than two months after his sentencing, for failure to comply with his jail term.
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Old 02-11-14, 11:38 AM
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I hope that the bike was okay. Even aluminum Treks deserve some love....
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Old 02-11-14, 12:14 PM
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Not that I'm defending low-life thieves, but I'm curious when the felony assault on a police officer took place. Was that when he tried evade the police and got tackled? ("The officer who tackled the Kennedy suffered a wound to his face.") The cops standing on the corner in the background in the first few seconds on the clip weren't doing a very good job searching. With all those cops around, it's funny how the 2nd person on the scene is a civilian bystander.

Daveyates, I was worried you had an attempted robbery of all you fine French beauties!
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Old 02-11-14, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
Not that I'm defending low-life thieves, but I'm curious when the felony assault on a police officer took place. Was that when he tried evade the police and got tackled? ("The officer who tackled the Kennedy suffered a wound to his face.") The cops standing on the corner in the background in the first few seconds on the clip weren't doing a very good job searching. With all those cops around, it's funny how the 2nd person on the scene is a civilian bystander.

Daveyates, I was worried you had an attempted robbery of all you fine French beauties!
An officer tried to detain him at a nearby light rail station; he assaulted that officer (swung at him, causing the officer to fall to the ground) and fled just prior to the events captured in the video.
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^Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification, Stan.
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Old 02-11-14, 12:53 PM
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So the perp was running on the path of a violent career criminal, makes the bike theft simply incidental.

Rider had poor skills/judgement in trying to "chicken" his way past the cop, got his azz SLAMMED.

Lol, the guy then does that wimpering on the ground, doubtless while looking for another chance to escape. So sorry, dude.

Bike's gonna need a new derailer hanger, saddle, tape, shifter and more, but now it's a "celebrity" bike, so has increased in value.
Better leave all of the "crash patina" intact!

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I never understood those types of take downs.

There's 10 cops pulling the perps limbs, contorting them inflicting pain. Of course the perp is going to want to resist, its just normal human nature. Why not back off, that pain being inflicted will stop, the perp will stop resisting. If he doesn't, just hit him with a night stick, stun gun, taser or just cap him.
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Old 02-11-14, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
I never understood those types of take downs.

There's 10 cops pulling the perps limbs, contorting them inflicting pain. Of course the perp is going to want to resist, its just normal human nature. Why not back off, that pain being inflicted will stop, the perp will stop resisting. If he doesn't, just hit him with a night stick, stun gun, taser or just cap him.
There were cameras watching?

Of course the struggle offers legal justification to also teach a perp a lesson, cranking his skeleton all to hell. A precious opportunity to punish a violent escape attempt.

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The rider had no sense of racing tactics, and thankfully no riding skills.

Didn't even get off the saddle to accelerate, but remained seated on a too-low saddle, appeared not to even shift gears, tucked his head in a futile attempt to gain speed in the obviously sub-aero speed range.

Lost his path bearings and was so unable to effect a well-timed curve-around going past the officer, got tackled at MAYBE 13mph.

If this guy had only showed up to take advantage of the training benefits of a few of our CX series' events, he'd have gone on to try to ditch that helicopter in the city. He'd have had a chance.

And he should have at least rolled up his drive-side pant cuff.

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Old 02-11-14, 01:13 PM
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This happened on my normal commute route last night. I noticed all the police vehicles and took a detour to avoid the street closure. Got home and discovered I'd just missed a few minutes and a few blocks.
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Kinda hard to escape when you ride straight into a cop.
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All those resources just for that? Why not call in for SWAT or the Natnl. Guard?!
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
That guy needed a little something more under the helmet.
Yes. Generally, bike thieves are stupid. If you're smart, you don't steal bikes. He made lots of really dumb moves. The patrol cars were there already when he got on the bike. How stupid is that? Did he think they were all too busy and distracted to notice him?

I'm glad he got caught, but stupidity makes me angry and sad, even when there is justice.
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Originally Posted by crank_addict View Post
All those resources just for that? Why not call in for SWAT or the Natnl. Guard?!
It wasn't for the bike theft (although they'll ding him for that too). He had a felony warrant and had assaulted a transit cop before fleeing into a neighborhood.
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That officer really threw himself into his work.
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The local facebook comments suggested he put on tackling drills for the Raiders.
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It was nicely done.
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Saw that this morning in the news.....
The dolt was in too high a gear and was pretty much going slow motion when he tried to sprint away in front of the cop and camera..... But it was the perfect speed for the cop's mondo tackle. He was even fighting the cop and the bystanders who were helping to keep him down after he hit the ground.
Have a good time at the State pen Mr. Slo-mo biking Thief!, Your new BFF from there called "Bubba" will most likely take care of you really good!....
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
An officer tried to detain him at a nearby light rail station; he assaulted that officer ..... and fled just prior to the events captured in the video.
That explains the number of police on site.
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Originally Posted by Chombi View Post
Saw that this morning in the news.....
The dolt was in too high a gear and was pretty much going slow motion when he tried to sprint away in front of the cop and camera..... But it was the perfect speed for the cop's mondo tackle. He was even fighting the cop and the bystanders who were helping to keep him down after he hit the ground.
Have a good time at the State pen Mr. Slo-mo biking Thief!, Your new BFF from there called "Bubba" will most likely take care of you really good!....
Do you really think he'll do time?
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