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Watch: Calif. motor cops ditch motorcycles, tackle suspected thief

This suspected thief picked the wrong street corner

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By Suzie Ziegler

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A suspected thief is in custody thanks to a flying tackle by two motor cops. Viral video shows the two cops ditching their motorcycles in the middle of the street to catch the suspect, prompting praise online for the swift arrest.

According to ABC 7, the officers were patrolling in Beverly Hills when the suspect ran across their path on Rodeo Drive. In the video, a man carrying a pink bag sprints across an intersection at the same moment two motor cops are driving through.

One officer jumps off his motorcycle, which he lets drop to the pavement, and tackles the suspect to the ground, the video shows. Another motor officer arrives seconds later and the scene repeats itself.

The officers and suspect were not immediately named. It’s unclear if anyone suffered injuries.

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