‘F***ing fast’: NYPD officer runs down subway pickpocket, bodycam shows
This isn’t the first time Officer Kenyatta Brown's athleticism has made headlines
By Suzie Ziegler
NEW YORK — An NYPD transit cop is being praised for his commitment and athleticism after he successfully ran down a suspect last week, bodycam video shows.
The NYPD identified the speedy cop as Officer Kenyatta Brown, a 17-year veteran of the department.
In the video, Brown is standing on a subway train with his partner. As the train doors open, a suspected cellphone thief sprints across the platform. Brown jumps into action: he careens down the stairs, vaults over a turnstile, and rockets out onto the street, where he catches up with the teenager on a straightaway.
“Alright, alright, alright,” the suspect says in surrender, as Brown tackles him.
Afterward, video shows a young woman – apparently the victim of the theft – visibly winded.
“You guys are f***ing fast,” she says.
This isn’t the first time Brown has been noticed for his athletic talents. In 2015, he helped lead the NYPD basketball team to a decisive victory over the FDNY in the New York Heroes Game, according to the New York Daily News.
“You guys are f#€kin' fast!”#WATCH as a teen who snatched a phone from a straphanger tries to bolt from @NYPDtransit cops. The suspect thought he’d outrun one of NY’s Finest — and fastest — but the veteran officer quickly made the arrest.— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 8, 2021
NYPD is always here for New Yorkers. pic.twitter.com/mCpSI8MB3d
Recently shared body-worn camera footage shows light-footed Officers Brown & Harris chasing down a subway cellphone snatcher. Leading the chase was a 17-year veteran, whose breakaway speed bested a teenage thief 25 years his junior. Great job by our District 33 team! pic.twitter.com/0KrIBHU7G9— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) October 8, 2021