Guy Was Outrunning Cops—Til a Motorist Had an Idea

Driver picks up police officer, drops him off in front of suspect to make arrest
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2016 11:05 AM CDT
Duane Crawford   (Norwich police)

(Newser) – Weirdest police chase ever: Cops in Norwich, Conn., were chasing a road-rage suspect on foot when a passing motorist happened by and got a little creative, reports the Bulletin. The driver swooped in, picked up officer Matthew Seidel, and then dropped him off in front of the fleeing suspect. Voila: Duane Crawford, 27, was promptly arrested and now faces a slew of charges, including possession of cocaine. “The Norwich Police would like to thank the anonymous citizen who assisted in the (arrest)," says a police statement. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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