Over the weekend, dramatic footage emerged of the Police in Scotland chasing after a suspected motorbike thief.
In the clip (scroll down for video), the suspect drops the stolen bike as he rode around a corner, followed quickly by the Police and a cyclist who helped to grab the suspected thief.
We caught up with the brave cyclist (who has asked to remain anonymous) and asked him a few questions about what happened:
How did you become involved in the pursuit?
“I was just cycling down West Port St when I saw my friends motorbike totalled.
“When I came round the corner I [could] see the police chase some guy.
“I put 2 and 2 together and made a snap decision to try and catch the thief”.
How long had the pursuit been going on for?
“From what I’m aware of, only minutes before I was there. I only witnessed the last part so I wouldn’t be too sure.”
During the pursuit, you carried out a pretty epic dismount of your bike to grab the suspect. Was that intentional?
“It was more of sod the bike let’s catch him! Which turned out to be a not bad dismount.”
Did you know the guy who rugby tackled the suspect, outside of the pub?
“Not then but I do know, I shouted: “get him”, and he managed to pull off a fantastic tackle”.
Did the suspect give up or did he continue to kick-off?
“Once we got him down, he was shouting and swearing at us, but once the cuffs went on, he calmed down.”
Did the Police say anything to you after the suspect was caught?
“Nope I went and took my bike off the road, so it wasn’t an obstruction.
“I came back to the police car, but the officer said I could go on my way”.
The video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, and loads of people have applauded you for getting involved.
Would you do it again?
“Hell yes, I’d do it again!”
“If someone is going to assist in helping the Police, try self asses the situation don’t put yourself in danger or other people in more danger but if you think you can take on a thug running away from the Police and don’t mind a few scratches in the process, then go ahead!
“We need more ‘community policing’ nowadays”.
Were you scared at all?
“Not really I’m ex forces so am not scared of much”
Was there any damage to your friend’s bike, your bike or your UberEats delivery bag?
The delivery bag has no items in it as I wasn’t on a live order and it wasn’t damaged.