In the modern age of video, there are tons of amazing law enforcement moments caught on film. Earlier today, a fairly unprecedented police video emerged from Houston, Texas in which a helicopter pilot tackled a suspect on the run. [Scroll Down For Video]
In a video recorded by a local news helicopter, we see a suspect attempting to evade multiple officers in an open field (which is probably not the best choice in venue for evading vehicles).
A low flying police helicopter is right on his tail and gets incredibly close to the suspect before the suspect changes directions and darts off again.
However, the direction he went wasn’t much better. A police K9 SUV was there to cut him off. Literally. The SUV side swipes the suspect and knocks him to his feet.
Our intrepid suspect wasn’t done yet though. He got up, changed direction again, and took off. However, what you don’t see from off camera is that the helicopter pilot quickly put his aircraft on the ground nearby and jumped out the helicopter.
Still in his flight suit and helmet, the pilot quickly outruns the suspect.
An epic tackle finally puts an end to the long chase.
He manages to hold the suspect long enough for several other officers to arrive and help.
According to a local report, a home invasion started this entire sequence of events:
According to police, officers were called to a scene shortly after 1 p.m. in the 900 block of Melwood. The caller said that someone was inside their home.
When police arrived, several suspects refused to stop and a chase ensued. The chase lasted several minutes and ended in the 4200 block of Hardy near Egypt.
Here is the aerial video of the incident as captured by a local Fox affiliate: