Cop Grabs Kid's Bike to Catch Suspect
And it works, too
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2016 12:44 PM CDT
A child rides a bicycle in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

(Newser) – It may sound like a scene from a slapstick comedy, but it really happened in Germany: Police were chasing a suspect on a moped when he drove down a narrow road, foiling them, as their car couldn't make it through. Undeterred, a police officer commandeered a child's bike and rode it to continue the pursuit, the AP reports. The 27-year-old suspect, who had evaded a traffic stop and was ultimately found to be driving under the influence and carrying drugs, was successfully brought into custody, and the child's bicycle was returned.