The moment a one-armed officer chases and arrests a car thief in Texas

The moment one-armed police crook chases and pins car thief in Texas – while his accomplice had to ‘hold the cab’

  • Officer Samuel Brown, who doesn’t have a forearm or hand, chased and arrested a car thief in the White Settlement, Texas.
  • Brown and his fellow Corporal J. Porter spotted a stolen red Ford Fusion in the 700 block of S Cherry Lane.
  • The suspect was inside the car, but quickly fled when officers arrived
  • Joshua Taylor Brown, 31, was later identified as a suspect and charged with four

Police body camera footage shows an armed rogue chasing an officer and arresting a car thief Texas on June 18.

White Settlement Police Department officer Samuel Brown — who doesn’t have a forearm or hand due to a birth defect — took action when a traffic stop turned into a pedestrian chase.

Brown told, ‘I live for this kind of stuff NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth, ‘This is why young people decide to go and become police officers. Because they want to chase on foot and chase after bad guys.’

Brown and his fellow Corporal J. Porter saw a stolen red Ford Fusion outside an auto service shop, according to police.

Once the officers left, the suspect fled the car and headed to a residential neighborhood.

Brown was able to keep up with the suspect, while Porter accepted a short ride from a Good Samaritan

Joshua Taylor Brown, 31, arrested for stealing a red sedan and charged with four counts

Joshua Taylor Brown, 31, arrested for stealing a red sedan and charged with four counts

Brown joins the White Settlement Police Force after not being eligible in California due to having a hand

Brown joins the White Settlement Police Force after not being eligible in California due to having a hand

Officers hurriedly followed the suspect on foot – but Porter struggled to stay afloat.

While Brown was on the suspect’s tail, Porter accepted a ride from a nearby Good Samaritan.

Footage shows Porter arriving at the scene while Brown handcuffs the thief.

“Had to take a taxi,” joked Porter.

When Porter was caught with Brown, the suspect was on the floor and almost handcuffed.

When Porter was caught with Brown, the suspect was on the floor and almost handcuffed.

Officials first spotted the red sedan outside an auto repair shop

Officials first spotted the red sedan outside an auto repair shop

Brown moved to Texas and joined the force in February after being ineligible for service in California due to the state’s physical requirements, NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth informed of.

However, there are no restrictions in Texas that would prevent a one-armed officer from serving – as long as a person can perform normal duties, they can be hired, White Settlement Police Chief Christopher Cook told the Daily Mail. .

Suspect 31-year-old Joshua Taylor Brown was charged with four.

The stolen car has been returned to its rightful owner.

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