Dramatic capture caught on camera as suspect hops on bicycle

A man police say was trying to flee is subdued on a Sacramento street
CBS News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A man whom authorities said was fleeing from a police officer grabbed a road bike leaning against a homeowner's porch and rode toward a CBS photojournalist before being tackled, CBS Sacramento reports.

The dramatic capture was caught on camera.

Police said that 19-year-old Michael Kennedy ran from a Regional Transit officer at a light rail station on Monday evening.    


He hid in a garage that belongs to Todd Fisher and then tried to make a getaway on Fisher's wife's bike, police said. But he was caught by police officers and a bystander.

"I am not letting go, and I’m doing everything I can to keep that guy subdued, holding his arm, holding his neck," the bystander, Louis Buchetto, told the station.

Kennedy was charged with fleeing from police, burglary and felony assault of a police officer, CBS Sacramento reports. There were also warrants for his arrest related to taking a vehicle, the station reports.

Fisher said he could not wait to show the video to his wife.

"She’s out of town right now," he said. "I’m trying to get a hold of her and show it to her."