Grandfather Sticks Out His Leg to Trip Armed Robber, Ending Police Pursuit

Video shows Ohio man trip suspect running from police

Video shows Ohio man trip suspect running from police

Cameras captured the man, who Columbus Police are calling "Bill", casually sticking out his leg outside of a public library as the suspect ran behind him. He was waiting outside to leave when he heard police sirens. Suddenly the man takes a quick step backward tripping the running man causing him to fall pell-mell to the ground.

The grandfather said he saw the man running from police officers with his hand in his waistband.

A grandfather who tripped an armed suspect as he was fleeing police has been hailed for probably saving the man's life.

"'Bill' assessed the situation as fast as he could, cane in hand", Columbus Police said in a Facebook post shared on Thursday, the Daily Mail reports. "I heard him hit [the ground] and the gun went sliding out". "He was coming my way, so I got in his way to slow him down so (the police) could get him".

The suspect went flying and police caught up to him.

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"Police recovered a Glock 9 MM pistol with a high capacity extended clip containing 29 rounds", a police statement said.

He was arrested and taken to Franklin County Jail, according to NBC news.

No one was injured.

He said: 'We have no idea if that might have turned out differently if you hadn't done what you did.

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