Bikini-Clad Cop Makes Arrest While Sunbathing

Mikaela Kellner says she would have done the same even naked
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 29, 2016 3:44 PM CDT
Off-duty Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner stops a suspected thief Wednesday despite wearing nothing but a bikini.   (Jenny Kitsune Adolfsson)

(Newser) – She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief, the AP reports. A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden this week. "My first intervention while wearing a bikini during my 11 years as a police officer," she wrote on Instagram.

Kellner and three friends were sunbathing Wednesday in a Stockholm park when a homeless man selling newspapers approached, she told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. After he left, one friend noticed her phone was missing. Kellner and a fellow police officer gave chase. Kellner said she didn't hesitate to make the arrest while wearing a bikini. "If I had been naked I would have intervened as well," she said. (Read more bikini stories.)

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