A library patron used fancy footwork to help Columbus, Ohio, police apprehend a heavily armed, fleeing suspect.
The Columbus Division of Police released the video of the early April 2018 incident last week, with a summary that said a guy named "Bill" was at a west Columbus library with his granddaughter. He was waiting outside to leave when he heard police sirens. He looked around and saw a man with his hand in his waistband running toward him.
That's when "Bill," cane in hand, stuck out his back leg and tripped the suspect, allowing police to catch him and make the arrest.
"(The suspect) had a pretty good lead on your closest officer," the patron explains in the Columbus police video.. "And he was coming my way, so I got in his way to slow him down."
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Police recovered a Glock 9 MM pistol with a high capacity extended clip containing 29 rounds. The suspect, with a lengthy criminal record, went back to jail, according to police. No one was injured.