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Man Steps Out Into Traffic To Stop Biker In Dangerous Police Chase

According to recent reports, a high-speed police chase through a residential neighborhood in Chickasha, Okla., ended right in front of local resident Floyd Brigg’s home. According to his recollection of the event in an interview with KFOR, he stepped in to prevent the speeding suspect from injuring someone.

“I said, ‘Well, I got to stop this guy before he hurts a little kid,’” Briggs said, “and I run out here and kind of get ready for him. I ain’t a football player, either.”

At that point, the biker – who was recorded at speeds more than double the posted 30 MPH limit – ditched his bike and attempted to flee on foot.

Briggs explained that the suspect, identified as Michael Coppedge, ran around a nearby fence.

“I just went after him,” he said. “I was running out of steam pretty quick. I’m not very aerodynamic.”

As it turned out, Briggs did not need to chase Coppedge far. Police were waiting nearby and apprehended him. He has since been released on bond but faces charges of eluding police and leaving the scene of a crash.

Coppedge reportedly told police he ran because he did not have a valid license or motorcycle insurance.

“That’s not a serious thing right there,” Briggs said about the initial infractions. “Get a ticket and a slap on the hand, pay your fine and then go fix your problem.”

The resident seemed to have few regrets about putting his life in danger to stop the speeding biker; however, he did lament one aspect of his behavior that day.

“I did use some language that just isn’t how I talk,” he said, addressing those who witnessed the incident, “and I’d like to apologize to them folks.”

h/t: Huffington Post

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