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Old 01-19-07, 10:31 PM
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Detective puts spoke in fugitive's escape

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/...095977242.html

Officer's cycle of honour

Dylan Welch
January 20, 2007

* Detective puts spoke in fugitive's escape



A QUICK-thinking Sydney detective commandeered a bicycle from a passerby in Surry Hills and chased a suspect who had escaped after being arrested.

The pursuit occurred after detectives from Redfern police arrested a man in Eveleigh Street, Redfern, over a theft late on Thursday evening. He managed to escape and fled north on Regent Street, crossing the train lines.

Two minutes later police in the area on a separate matter saw the suspect appear from the train tracks and run towards Woodburn Lane, and then onto Cleveland Street.

Police chased him on foot, but Detective Sergeant Mark Carter decided a pursuit vehicle was required and stopped a nearby bicycle rider.

"I'm not sure what type of bike it was, but he's managed to grab it and get after the suspect," said Inspector Joel Murchie.

Detective Carter was able to catch up to the suspect and crash tackled him from the bike.

The detective dislocated his left shoulder but managed to hold onto the struggling suspect until officers on foot caught up and handcuffed him.

The man, 18, of Mascot, was taken to Redfern police station and charged with stealing, assaulting police, resisting arrest, and trespassing. He faced Central Local Court yesterday and was released on conditional bail to reappear on February 23.

Detective Carter was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital was now recovering at home.

Inspector Murchie said Detective Carter was being considered for official recognition for his unusual arrest.

Detective Carter's colleagues have also joked about considering a potential movie deal.

"2GB's talking about making a film out of it, Mel Gibson in the lead role, so I think we're all systems go," Inspector Murchie said.

Police said that they have returned the bike to its owner.
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Old 01-19-07, 11:03 PM
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Detective Carter was able to catch up to the suspect and crash tackled him from the bike.

Hope it wasn't a new / pristine bike; that would piss me off!
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Old 01-19-07, 11:25 PM
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Being Redfern I hesitate to say that the bike was probably stolen anyway.

A little generalising as it's Sydney finest suburb...
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Old 01-20-07, 01:35 AM
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It was a colnago.
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Old 01-20-07, 01:46 AM
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the police should have bought the man a new bike
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Old 01-20-07, 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bernie Knight
Being Redfern I hesitate to say that the bike was probably stolen anyway.

A little generalising as it's Sydney finest suburb...
Now you sound like a cop
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Old 01-20-07, 09:21 PM
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Seems a little over the top for a theft. Considering his injury and no violent crime happened.

Reminds me what they would do if someone hat POT here in the states.

Yea would like to know how bad the bicycle was. I wouuld be like you know I need to get a tune make sure the bicycle is working right.
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Old 01-21-07, 03:05 AM
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Mmmm guess if I was a cop it wouldn't be as bad there..

The old I'll clean up the streets....
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Old 01-21-07, 05:01 PM
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This reminds me of the Darkplace bike chase:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MEASsq8zT8
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i'd hate it if it was my bike and returned with all scratches and stuff
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Originally Posted by wheel
Seems a little over the top for a theft. Considering his injury and no violent crime happened.
Should we remind you of this when you post a "somebody stole my bike" thread someday?
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Originally Posted by Cosmoline
This reminds me of the Darkplace bike chase:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MEASsq8zT8
Was the ape pissing in the water container in the first part of the video? Very funny, BTW.
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Originally Posted by seriouslysilly
i'd hate it if it was my bike and returned with all scratches and stuff
I'd sue the bastard!

No, seriously, I would've, even if it was returned seemingly unharmed.
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Originally Posted by CdCf
I'd sue the bastard!

No, seriously, I would've, even if it was returned seemingly unharmed.
I truely hope that you are not serious!?! If it was me, I would have handed my bike to the police officer and said, "Go get that mother f'er!" and if he was too....portly....I would have done it myself! Sueing a police officer for stopping a thief...damn, I don't even know what else to say! Sure, your bike might have a scratch, hell, he could have snapped it in half, but where are you priorities? I believe there is something called the McPheeley (spelling?) award, look it up sometime.

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Old 01-25-07, 08:23 PM
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"You're not getting my bicycle without a warrant" is a phrase you should all remember.
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Originally Posted by Jacobi
I truely hope that you are not serious!?! If it was me, I would have handed my bike to the police officer and said, "Go get that mother f'er!" and if he was too....portly....I would have done it myself! Sueing a police officer for stopping a thief...damn, I don't even know what else to say! Sure, your bike might have a scratch, hell, he could have snapped it in half, but where are you priorities? I believe there is something called the McPheeley (spelling?) award, look it up sometime.
I'm perfectly serious. If someone takes my property and I get it back in an unknown condition, I can no longer trust my equipment. As a minimum, I'd demand money for a new frame and a new handlebar, as those are the most critical components.
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